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'If your mother says she loves you, check it out': citizens' approaches to evaluating the credibility of information provided online by political actors in Scotland.

Baxter, Graeme; Marcella, Rita

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Graeme Baxter

Rita Marcella

Abstract

This paper provided an overview of developments in online information credibility evaluation over the previous 25 years, relating these to the results of two studies conducted by the authors in 2017: 1) an online survey of the general public (n = 538); and 2) a series of 23 electronically-assisted interviews with citizens in North-East Scotland. It also presented the authors’ emerging Fact Interrogation Model.

Presentation Conference Type Lecture
Start Date Jan 9, 2019
Institution Citation BAXTER, G. and MARCELLA, R. 2019. 'If your mother says she loves you, check it out': citizens' approaches to evaluating the credibility of information provided online by political actors in Scotland. Presented at the 2019 Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association annual conference (MeCCSA 2019), 9-11 January 2019, Stirling, UK.
Keywords Online information; Credibility evaluation; Citizens; North-East Scotland

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