The Fake News Sociology of COVID-19 Pandemic Fear: Dangerously Inaccurate Beliefs, Emotional Contagion, and Conspiracy Ideation Cover Image
  • Price 3.90 €

The Fake News Sociology of COVID-19 Pandemic Fear: Dangerously Inaccurate Beliefs, Emotional Contagion, and Conspiracy Ideation
The Fake News Sociology of COVID-19 Pandemic Fear: Dangerously Inaccurate Beliefs, Emotional Contagion, and Conspiracy Ideation

Author(s): Sofia Bratu
Subject(s): Psychology, Media studies, Health and medicine and law
Published by: Addleton Academic Publishers
Keywords: fake news; misinformation; COVID-19; pandemic fear; anxiety;stress and health;

Summary/Abstract: This article presents an empirical study carried out to evaluate and analyze the relationship between dangerously inaccurate beliefs, emotional contagion, and conspiracy ideation. Building my argument by drawing on data collected from The Economist, Gallup, GlobalWebIndex, Knight Foundation, Ofcom, Pew Research Center, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Canberra, and YouGov, I performed analyses and made estimates regarding the main sources of false or misleading information about COVID-19. Data collected from 4,600 respondents are tested against the research model by using structural equation modeling.

  • Issue Year: 2020
  • Issue No: 19
  • Page Range: 128-134
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: English