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Health-related fake news during the COVID-19 pandemic: perceived trust and information search | Emerald Insight

Lei Zheng, Jon D. Elhai, Miao Miao, Yu Wang, Yiwen Wang, and Yiqun Gan
January 17, 2022

Health-related fake news during the COVID-19 pandemic: perceived trust and information search | Emerald Insight

Lei Zheng, Jon D. Elhai, Miao Miao, Yu Wang, Yiwen Wang, and Yiqun Gan
January 17, 2022

The authors’ results underscore the important role of PADM in understanding Internet users’ trust in and search for HOFN. When people trust HOFN, they may seek more information to implement further protective actions. Importantly, it appears that trust in HOFN varies with environmental cues (regional pandemic severity) and with individuals’ perceived control, providing insight into developing coping strategies during a pandemic.

Source: Health-related fake news during the COVID-19 pandemic: perceived trust and information search | Emerald Insight

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