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Fake News Content Shaping the COVID-19 Pandemic Fear: Virus Anxiety, Emotional Contagion, and Responsible Media Reporting
Fake News Content Shaping the COVID-19 Pandemic Fear: Virus Anxiety, Emotional Contagion, and Responsible Media Reporting

Author(s): Elizabeth Dobson-Lohman, Ana-Mădălina Potcovaru
Subject(s): Media studies, Health and medicine and law
Published by: Addleton Academic Publishers
Keywords: COVID-19; fake news; fear; virus anxiety; emotional contagion;

Summary/Abstract: Employing recent research results covering fake news content shaping the COVID-19 pandemic fear, and building my argument by drawing on data collected from Gallup, GlobalWebIndex, Knight Foundation, Ofcom, Pew Research Center, Public Knowledge, Statista, and University of Canberra, I performed analyses and made estimates regarding the relationship between virus anxiety, emotional contagion, and responsible media reporting. Structural equation modeling was used to analyze the collected data.

  • Issue Year: 2020
  • Issue No: 19
  • Page Range: 94-100
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: English