Human Agency in the Propagation of False Information: A Conceptual Framework

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Abstrakt

The ubiquity and dispersive power of social media, sophisticated micro-targeting and artificial intelligence is being weaponized by malicious actors to influence people to believe and spread fake news, creating an urgent need for increased cross-disciplinary research to help combat it. Using the metaphor of a virus spread through human agency, we use established research in persuasive communications, cognition and media studies to conceptualize a multi-agent, multi-variant framework on why people propagate false information on social media. Our conceptual framework accounts for the roles and communicative postures individuals adopt, and their motivation and ability to spread falsities. It posits that humans have persuasive, viral and cognitively inoculated agency in the propagation of false information and elucidates the thought processes and variables that influence how individual’s respond and react to false information. The framework will support empirical studies and aid in the development of integrated approaches to cognitively inoculate individuals against the influence of false information, using multi-disciplinary, multi-variant approaches that are reflective of the complexity of how humans respond to persuasive messages.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelProceedings of the 28th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) : A Virtual AIS Conference
Antal sider11
Udgivelses stedAtlanta, GA
ForlagAssociation for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL)
Publikationsdato2020
Artikelnummer22
StatusUdgivet - 2020
BegivenhedThe 28th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2020: Liberty, Equality and Fraternity in a Digital World - Virtual Conference, Marrakesh, Marokko
Varighed: 15 jun. 202017 jun. 2020
Konferencens nummer: 28
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Konference

KonferenceThe 28th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2020
Nummer28
LokationVirtual Conference
LandMarokko
ByMarrakesh
Periode15/06/202017/06/2020
Internetadresse
NavnProceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems
ISSN0000-0034

Emneord

  • Fake news
  • Persuasive communications
  • Cognition
  • Social media

Citationsformater

Patel, S., & Constantiou, I. (2020). Human Agency in the Propagation of False Information: A Conceptual Framework. I Proceedings of the 28th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS): A Virtual AIS Conference [22] Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL). Proceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems http://aisel.aisnet.org/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1021&context=ecis2020_rip