What is it about?
This paper maps Internet users' epistemic belief to their likelihood to spread rumors on the Internet. It offers insights into why some people spread rumors while others serve as an antidote to rumor virality.
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Why is it important?
The findings of this paper is important for the fields of online misinformation and fake news.
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This page is a summary of: To share or not to share: The role of epistemic belief in online health rumors, International Journal of Medical Informatics, December 2017, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2017.08.010.
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