The Effect of a Protective Message on Critical Evaluation of Fake News

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Tilburg University

Status

Completed

Conditions

Disclosure of Protective Message

Treatments

Behavioral: Source of news

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT05030883
TiU-1

Details and patient eligibility

About

Background: Disinformation has become an increasing societal concern, especially due to the speed that news is shared in the current digital era. In particular in the healthcare sector disinformation can lead to serious casualties, as the current COVID-19 crisis clearly shows. Objective: The main aim of this study was to experimentally examine the effects of information about the source's and a displayed protective warning message on users' critical evaluation of news items, as well as the perception of accuracy of the news item. Methods: A 3(unreliable versus reliable versus no identified source) x 2 (protective message: with versus without) between subject design has been conducted among 307 participants (mean age = 29 years, SD = 10.9 years).

Enrollment

400 patients

Sex

All

Ages

18+ years old

Volunteers

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Facebook user
  • older than 18
  • Dutch

Exclusion criteria

  • younger than 18 years
  • no facebook

Trial design

400 participants in 3 patient groups

unreliable source
Experimental group
Description:
In this condition participants receive a news message from an unreliable source
Treatment:
Behavioral: Source of news
reliable source
Experimental group
Description:
In this condition participants receive a news message from an reliable source
Treatment:
Behavioral: Source of news
no source
Experimental group
Description:
In this condition participants receive a news message without a source
Treatment:
Behavioral: Source of news

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