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The Dynamics of Public Attention: Agenda‐Setting Theory Meets Big Data
Researchers have used surveys and experiments to better understand communication dynamics, but confront consistent distortion from self-report data. But now both digital exposure and resultingExpand
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Third person effects of fake news: Fake news regulation and media literacy interventions
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Social undesirability, partisan identity, and efficacy were positive predictors of third-person perception.Third- person perception leads to support for media literacy intervention to combat fake news, but rejection of media regulation approach. Expand
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Challenges to Selective Exposure: Selective Seeking and Avoidance in a Multitasking Media Environment
The present research investigated selective exposure online, treating selective seeking and selective avoidance as independent phenomena. A behavior tracking measure was employed. Study 1 used anExpand
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Polarized frames on ''climate change'' and ''global warming'' across countries and states: Evidence from Twitter big data
Abstract Environmental communication researchers have focused on the role of media frames in the formation of public opinion. Yet, little is known about how citizens incorporate such frames intoExpand
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A computational approach for examining the roots and spreading patterns of fake news: Evolution tree analysis
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We retrieved 307,738 tweets about 30 fake and 30 real news stories, and examined the root content, producers of original source, and evolution patterns. Expand
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Seeking Congruency or Incongruency Online?
This study examined how citizens select science information online based on their preexisting issue attitudes. Voluntary national samples browsed through an online news magazine featuring divergentExpand
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Framing responsibility in climate change discourse: Ethnocentric attribution bias, perceived causes, and policy attitudes
Abstract Although the public's perception that climate change is caused primarily by humans rather than nature is a key predictor of public engagement with the issue, little research has examined theExpand
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Understanding privacy knowledge and skill in mobile communication
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This study aims to examine mobile-based privacy literacy among young adults across characteristics of mobile use, basic mobile familiarity, and socio-demographic factors. Expand
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From Social Media to Mainstream News: The Information Flow of the Vaccine-Autism Controversy in the US, Canada, and the UK
ABSTRACT Despite increasing warnings about inaccurate information online, little is known about how social media contribute to the widespread diffusion of unverified health information. This studyExpand
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The Dynamics of Issue Frame Competition in Traditional and Social Media
This study examines the dynamics of the framing of mass shooting incidences in the U.S. occurring in the traditional commercial online news media and Twitter. We demonstrate that there is a dynamic,Expand
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