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Title: Fake news nudging : the effects of nudges on social media users in the context of COVID-19 fake news
Authors: Chai, Agnes Yeong Shuan
Hor, Wen Xuan
Leo, Rui Yan
Tan, Xin Jie
Keywords: Social sciences::Communication
Social sciences::Journalism::Social aspects
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher: Nanyang Technological University
Source: Chai, A. Y. S., Hor, W. X., Leo, R. Y. & Tan, X. J. (2021). Fake news nudging : the effects of nudges on social media users in the context of COVID-19 fake news. Final Year Project (FYP), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. https://hdl.handle.net/10356/147239
Project: CS/20/011
Abstract: To understand the type of nudges that are most effective in combating COVID-19 fake news, this study explores how nudge frame and nudge frequency affects the likelihood of sharing and confidence in accuracy of news. It also considers if individual-level traits such as need for cognition and psychological reactance moderates the main effects. This study features a 2 (Nudge Frame – Gain vs. Loss) x 2 (Nudge Frequency – Single vs. Repeated) between- subject experiment conducted on a Singapore sample (n=238). The results showed that users exposed to a gain-frame nudge expressed lower likelihood of sharing and confidence of news, as compared to those exposed to a loss-frame nudge. The findings advanced literature on nudging in COVID-19 fake news context, which can be used to guide practical implementation of nudges on social media platforms.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/147239
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
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