Engage Early, Correct More: How Journalists Participate in False Rumors Online during Crisis Events

  title={Engage Early, Correct More: How Journalists Participate in False Rumors Online during Crisis Events},
  author={Kate Starbird and Dharma Dailey and Owla Mohamed and Gina Kessler Lee and Emma S. Spiro},
  journal={Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems},
Journalists are struggling to adapt to new conditions of news production and simultaneously encountering criticism for their role in spreading misinformation. Against the backdrop of this "crisis in journalism", this research seeks to understand how journalists are actually participating in the spread and correction of online rumors. We compare the engagement behaviors of journalists to non-journalists- and specifically other high visibility users-within five false rumors that spread on Twitter… Expand

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