Corpus ID: 221292859

Adapting Security Warnings to Counter Online Disinformation

  title={Adapting Security Warnings to Counter Online Disinformation},
  author={B. Kaiser and J. Wei and Elena Lucherini and K. Lee and J. N. Matias and J. Mayer},
  • B. Kaiser, J. Wei, +3 authors J. Mayer
  • Published 2020
  • Computer Science
  • ArXiv
  • Online platforms are using warning messages to counter disinformation, but current approaches are not evidence-based and appear ineffective. We designed and empirically evaluated new disinformation warnings by drawing from the research that led to effective security warnings. In a laboratory study, we found that contextual warnings are easily ignored, but interstitial warnings are highly effective at inducing subjects to visit alternative websites. We then investigated how comprehension and… CONTINUE READING

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