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Iranian scientists and French showers: collaborative fact-checking of identity-salient online information

Abstract

In this study, we investigate what leads people to fact-check online information, how they fact-check such information in practice, how fact-checking affects their judgments about the information's credibility, and how each of the above processes is affected by the salience of the information to readers' cultural identities. Eight pairs of adult participants were recruited from diverse cultural backgrounds to participate online in joint fact-checking of suspect Tweets. To examine their collaborative deliberations we developed a novel experimental design and analytical model. Our analyses indicate that the salience of online information to people's cultural identities influences their decision to factcheck it, that fact-checking deliberations are often non-linear and iterative, that collaborative fact-checking leads people to revise their initial judgments about the credibility of online information, and that when online information is highly salient to people's cultural identities, they apply different standards of credibility when fact-checking it. In conclusion, we propose that cultural identity is an important factor in the fact-checking of online information, and that joint factchecking of online information by people from diverse cultural backgrounds may have significant potential as an educational tool to reduce people's susceptibility to misinformation.
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hal-04282607 , version 1 (13-11-2023)

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Eli Gottlieb, Michael Baker, Françoise Détienne. Iranian scientists and French showers: collaborative fact-checking of identity-salient online information. Frontiers in Psychology, 2023, 14, ⟨10.3389/fpsyg.2023.1295130⟩. ⟨hal-04282607⟩
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