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|Title:||The Retransmission of Rumor and Rumor Correction Messages on Twitter||Authors:||Chua, Alton Yeow Kuan
|Issue Date:||2017||Source:||Chua, A. Y. K., Tee, C.-Y., Pang, A., & Lim, E.-P. (2017). The Retransmission of Rumor and Rumor Correction Messages on Twitter. American Behavioral Scientist, 61(7), 707-723.||Series/Report no.:||American Behavioral Scientist||Abstract:||This article seeks to examine the relationships among source credibility, message plausibility, message type (rumor or rumor correction) and retransmission of tweets in a rumoring situation. From a total of 5,885 tweets related to the rumored death of the founding father of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew, 357 original tweets without an “RT” prefix were selected and analyzed using negative binomial regression analysis. The results show that source credibility and message plausibility are correlated with retransmission. Also, rumor correction tweets are retweeted more than rumor tweets. Moreover, message type moderates the relationship between source credibility and retransmission as well as that between message plausibility and retransmission. By highlighting some implications for theory and practice, this article concludes with some limitations and suggestions for further research.||URI:||https://hdl.handle.net/10356/87088
|ISSN:||0002-7642||DOI:||http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0002764217717561||Rights:||© 2017 SAGE Publications. This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by American Behavioral Scientist, SAGE Publications. It incorporates referee’s comments but changes resulting from the publishing process, such as copyediting, structural formatting, may not be reflected in this document. The published version is available at: [http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0002764217717561].||Fulltext Permission:||open||Fulltext Availability:||With Fulltext|
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