Perceptions of Internet Information Credibility

  title={Perceptions of Internet Information Credibility},
  author={Andrew J. Flanagin and Miriam J. Metzger},
  journal={Journalism \& Mass Communication Quarterly},
  pages={515 - 540}
People increasingly rely on Internet and web-based information despite evidence that it is potentially inaccurate and biased. Therefore, this study sought to assess people's perceptions of the credibility of various categories of Internet information compared to similar information provided by other media. The 1,041 respondents also were asked about whether they verified Internet information. Overall, respondents reported they considered Internet information to be as credible as that obtained… Expand

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