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A comparative study on credibility judgement of news related tweets between academic and non-academic young adults
KTH, School of Computer Science and Communication (CSC).
KTH, School of Computer Science and Communication (CSC).
2017 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
En jämförande studie om trovärdighetsbedömningar av nyhetsrelaterade tweets mellan akademiska och iEn jämförande studie om trovärdighetsbedömningar av nyhetsrelaterade tweets mellan akademiska och icke-akademiska unga vuxnaEn jämförande studie om trovärdighetsbedömningar av nyhetsrelaterade tweets mellan akademiska och icke-akademiska unga vuxnacke-akademiska unga vuxna (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

For many young adults, retrieving information and news from the internet is not an uncommon task. A large portion of said information is shared through social media. However, social media is not always a reliant news source, due to the fact that the content is largely crowdsourced. One of the social media and micro-blogging services is Twitter. Twitter allows anyone to share information about anything through messages called "tweets". This leads to fast propagation of news across the world. However, it lacks a filter to sort out false news. This thesis researches whether higher education has an impact on credibility judgement in young adults. The results show that overall, young academics are more prone to scepticism than non-academics regarding news relayed through a social media such as Twitter. 

Abstract [sv]

För många unga vuxna är det inte ovanligt att få information och nyheter från internet. En stor del av denna information delas genom sociala medier. Emellertid är sociala mediers nyhetskällor inte alltid en trovärdig informationskälla, främst på grund av att informationen oftast kommer från användarna. En av dessa sociala medier är mikrobloggtjänsten Twitter. Twitter låter vem som helst dela information om vad som helst genom meddelanden kallade tweets". Detta leder till snabb spridning av nyheter över hela världen, men saknar ett filter för att sortera ut falska nyheter. Denna avhandling undersöker om högre utbildning påverkar trovärdighetsbedömningen hos unga vuxna. Resultaten visar överlag att unga akademiker kan vara mer benägna än icke-akademiker att vara skeptiska till nyheter som delas via sociala medier som Twitter.

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