Project information

Diffusion of Trust in News on Social Network Sites (DTSNS)

Project Identification
Project Period
1/2021 - 12/2021
Investor / Pogramme / Project type
Masaryk University
MU Faculty or unit
Faculty of Social Studies

The proposed project aims to bring experimental evidence revealing the nature of the interrelation of different levels of trust and its impact on perceived trust in news communicate (news article) consumed via social network sites (SNS).
Research questions:
RQ1: What is the main effect of the level of trust in professional mainstream news media (PMNM) on trust in news communicate?
RQ2: What is the effect of trust level in PMNM and other users (FB "friend") on trust in news communicate?

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