Audiences’ acts of authentication in the age of fake news: a conceptual framework
Tandoc, Edson C.
Zheng Wei, Lim
Date of Issue2017
Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information
Through an analysis of relevant literature and open-ended survey responses from 2501 Singaporeans, this article proposes a conceptual framework to understand how individuals authenticate the information they encounter on social media. In broad strokes, we find that individuals rely on both their own judgment of the source and the message, and when this does not adequately provide a definitive answer, they turn to external resources to authenticate news items.
New Media & Society
© 2017 The Author(s) (published by SAGE Publications). This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by New Media & Society, [Publisher]. 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/10.1177/1461444817731756].