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Emerging information technology is amplifying otherness through neglect, exclusion, and disinformation, all of which have significant consequences. Neglect, while perhaps the most recognized problem with emerging technology, is persistent.
Misinformation on Instagram: The Impact of Trusted Endorsements on Message Credibility
Instagram continues to be one of the fastest growing social networks and currently has more than one billion users. While Instagram has not been a focus of investigations into misinformation, it has not been immune to bad actors. And the nature of the Instagram platform, for example the inability to link to credible sources, makes establishing authenticity problematic.
Emotional Framing of News on Sexual Assault and Partisan User Engagement Behaviors
The news media often frames information using words that can elicit emotions to attract audience attention and promote certain actions. Emotional frames are especially prevalent on issues that involve morality, such as news regarding sexual harassment and sexual assault.
Communication Behaviors During Presidential Elections: An Examination of Time, Events, and Battleground States
As election season continues, scholars want to know what communication behaviors look like during a campaign cycle. Do communication behaviors increase? Do events like debates and polls affect an individual’s quest for information? Does it matter where voters live, for example in a battleground state?