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The Effects of Confirmation Bias and Susceptibility to Deception on an Individual’s Choice to Share Information

Abstract As deception in cyberspace becomes more dynamic, research in this area should also take a dynamic approach to battling deception and false information. Research has previously shown that people are no better than chance at detecting deception. Deceptive information in cyberspace, specifically on social media, is not exempt from this pitfall. Current practices in social media rely on the users to detect false information and use appropriate discretion when deciding to share information online. This is ineffective and will predicatively end with users being unable to discern true from false information at all, as deceptive information becomes more difficult to distinguish from true information. To proactively combat inaccurate and deceptive i... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Chinzi, Ashley (Author) / Cooke, Nancy J (Advisor) / Chiou, Erin (Committee member) / Becker, David V (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Cognitive psychology / Behavioral psychology / Behavioral sciences / confirmation bias / deception / social media
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 56 pages
Language English
Note Masters Thesis Human Systems Engineering 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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