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16-8-2018 12:00 AM

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Because of the growing popularity of the social media and built-in features that allow people to share information across different social platforms, information sharing has become one of the top ten activities people perform when they are online. Sharing news on a variety of social media platforms has become a phenomenon of paramount social, economic and political importance, demonstrating that social media platforms play pivotal roles in supporting news production and dissemination. Yet, knowledge about different sources of motivations and belief systems of the users who actively share news or information online have not been fully unraveled in the literature. In this study, we examine the motivations and beliefs of users towards sharing news on social media based on information quality dimensions pertaining on one hand and users’ perception of credibility and reputation of the social networking sites on the other.

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Examining the Role of Information Quality, Relevance, Expertise in News Sharing on Social Media

Because of the growing popularity of the social media and built-in features that allow people to share information across different social platforms, information sharing has become one of the top ten activities people perform when they are online. Sharing news on a variety of social media platforms has become a phenomenon of paramount social, economic and political importance, demonstrating that social media platforms play pivotal roles in supporting news production and dissemination. Yet, knowledge about different sources of motivations and belief systems of the users who actively share news or information online have not been fully unraveled in the literature. In this study, we examine the motivations and beliefs of users towards sharing news on social media based on information quality dimensions pertaining on one hand and users’ perception of credibility and reputation of the social networking sites on the other.