Information credibility factors on information sharing activites in social media

Afira Putri Ghaisani, Qorib Munajat, Putu Wuri Handayani

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Abstract

Social media became a popular platform to share information. However, since the information is shared by individual, it is important to identify which information is credible to avoid misinformation. This study aims to identify factors influencing information credibility from information consumer's perspective. There are five types of information studied which are personal, sensational, political, casual, and experience information. The study examined information from five categories of social media which are social networking sites, microblogging sites, wikis, online blogs, and online forums. Data from 255 respondents were analyzed with descriptive statistics. The results showed that link-to-other-sources is the most influential credibility factors for personal, sensational, and political information. Meanwhile, interests-in-the topic became the most important credibility factor for casual and experience information. The least favored factors for all type of information is embedded audio factor. In addition, these studies also found more additional credibility factors that have not been covered by previous study which are embedded photo/picture, source of information, writing aspects, logical, comment, similarity/coherence with other media, and similar experience.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Informatics and Computing, ICIC 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1-5
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781538629840
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Feb 2018
Event2nd International Conference on Informatics and Computing, ICIC 2017 - Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia
Duration: 1 Nov 20173 Nov 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Informatics and Computing, ICIC 2017
Volume2018-January

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference on Informatics and Computing, ICIC 2017
CountryIndonesia
CityJayapura, Papua
Period1/11/173/11/17

Keywords

  • information credibility
  • information sharing
  • social media
  • types of information

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