The role of site features, user attributes, and information verification behaviors on the perceived credibility of web-based information

  title={The role of site features, user attributes, and information verification behaviors on the perceived credibility of web-based information},
  author={Andrew J. Flanagin and Miriam J. Metzger},
  journal={New Media \& Society},
  pages={319 - 342}
Data from 574 participants were used to assess perceptions of message, site, and sponsor credibility across four genres of websites; to explore the extent and effects of verifying web-based information; and to measure the relative influence of sponsor familiarity and site attributes on perceived credibility.The results show that perceptions of credibility differed, such that news organization websites were rated highest and personal websites lowest, in terms of message, sponsor, and overall… 
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