Right-click Authenticate adoption: The impact of authenticating social media postings on information quality

Conference paper


Pourghomi, P., Halimeh, A. A., Safieddine, F. and Masri, W. 2017. Right-click Authenticate adoption: The impact of authenticating social media postings on information quality. 2017 International Conference on Information and Digital Technologies (IDT). Zilina, SK 05 - 07 Jul 2017 IEEE. doi:10.1109/DT.2017.8024317
AuthorsPourghomi, P., Halimeh, A. A., Safieddine, F. and Masri, W.
TypeConference paper
Abstract

Getting the daily news from social media has nowadays become a common practice among people. Unreliable sources of information expose people to a dose of hoaxes, rumours, conspiracy theories and misleading news. Mixing both reliable and unreliable information on social media has made the truth to be hardly determined. Academic research indicates an increasing reliance of online users on social media as a main source of news. Researchers found that young users, in particular, are to believe what they read on social media without adequate verification. In previous work, we proposed the concept of `Right-click Authenticate' where we suggested designing an accessible tool to authenticate and verify information online before sharing it. In this paper, we present a review of the problem of sharing misinformation online and extend our work by analysing how `Right-click Authenticate' reduces the challenges of while improving key metrics within the Information Quality fields.

Year2017
Conference2017 International Conference on Information and Digital Technologies (IDT)
PublisherIEEE
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Publication dates
Online04 Sep 2017
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Deposited15 Nov 2019
ISSN2585-7614
Book titleSlovak Computer Sciences and Informatics Journal, Volume 1: Proceedings of the International Conference on Information and Digital Technologies 2017
Book editorKostolny, J.
ISBN978-1-5090-5689-7
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1109/DT.2017.8024317
Web address (URL)https://doi.org/ 10.1109/DT.2017.8024317
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