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An exploration of the relationship between post-truth politics and Scottish citizens' information behaviour.

Baxter, Graeme; Marcella, Rita

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Rita Marcella



Abstract

This conference paper presented the emerging findings of research which explored the relationship between post-truth politics and Scottish citizens' information behaviour. The research consisted of two key elements. Firstly, an online survey (538 responses) gathered citizens' opinions on the reliability of five images containing various 'facts and figures' that had been posted on social media by Scotland's five main political parties. Secondly, 23 extended interviews with citizens explored their response to information explicitly presented as he facts' on the websites of the five main Scottish parties.

Citation

BAXTER, G. and MARCELLA, R 2017. An exploration of the relationship between post-truth politics and Scottish citizens' information behaviour. Presented at the 6th Information: interactions and impact conference (i3 2017), 27-30 June 2017, Aberdeen, UK.

Presentation Conference Type Lecture
Conference Name 6th Information: interactions and impact conference (i3 2017)
Start Date Jun 27, 2017
End Date Jun 30, 2017
Deposit Date Aug 22, 2017
Publicly Available Date Aug 22, 2017
Keywords Post truth politics; Citizens' information behaviour; Scotland
Public URL http://hdl.handle.net/10059/2459

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