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Title: Audiences’ acts of authentication in the age of fake news: a conceptual framework
Authors: Tandoc, Edson C.
Ling, Richard
Westlund, Oscar
Duffy, Andrew
Goh, Debbie
Zheng Wei, Lim
Keywords: Authentication
Issue Date: 2017
Source: Tandoc, E. C., Ling, R., Westlund, O., Duffy, A., Goh, D., & Zheng Wei, L. (2017). Audiences’ acts of authentication in the age of fake news: a conceptual framework. New Media & Society, in press.
Series/Report no.: New Media & Society
Abstract: 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.
ISSN: 1461-4448
DOI: 10.1177/1461444817731756
Rights: © 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: [].
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