When Good People Make Fake News Go Viral: The Role of Anger in Fake News Sharing on Social Media
Paper accepted for presentation by Mass Communication Division NCA 107th Annual Conference, November 18-21, 2021.
Abstract: Sharing fake news on social media has become a serious social issue. The aim of the current study was to investigate (a) how reading fake news might induce anger and, in turn, fake news sharing via social media and (b) the extent to which reading uncivil comments might moderate this relationship. By employing the experimental method, we explored this mechanism in the context of climate change (N = 184). Findings indicate that fake news evoked more intense anger among people than real news. We also found that felt anger toward fake news was more notable when uncivil comments followed the fake news. Moreover, the anger induced by fake news and certain types of comments related to sharing intention. Further theoretical contributions and limitations are discussed.
Living at the speed of mobile: How users evaluate social media news posts on smartphones
Abstract: A growing body of research suggests that differences between smartphones and desktop computers influence information processing outcomes. A within-subjects (N = 64) smartphone eye-tracking experiment replicates a 2018 desktop-based study of users’ visual attention to and engagement with social media news posts. The results show that users spend less time viewing social media news posts on […]
The roles and relationships of the Korean Embassy through a discourse analysis of its Facebook page
Abstract: This study explores the discourse on the Facebook page of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the United States and how the Embassy constructs its roles and the US-ROK relationship. The study analyzes the posts that were published on the Embassy’s Facebook page between October 25, 2019 and October 25, 2020 and […]