Analysis of Diffusion of Misinformation on Twitter: Effects of Fake News among Youth of Pakistan
Keywords:Fake News, Misinformation, Psychological Effects, Youth, Twitter, Artificial Intelligence
Aim of the Study: This research study investigates the profound effect of fake news on Twitter among the youth of Pakistan, specifically focusing on the psychological effects, diffusion mechanisms, and the role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in misinformation dissemination.
Methodology: Through rigorous data collection and analysis, including the utilization of SPSS for correlation and linear regression tests, this study delves into the intricate relationships between fake news, psychological impact, prevalence of misinformation, and AI usage on Twitter. Data is collected from 200 respondents using purposive and convenient sampling techniques from district Narowal.
Findings: The research findings validate and accept all hypotheses proposed, demonstrating significant positive correlations between fake news on twitter and psychological effects, as well as misinformation prevalence. Linear regression models reveal that fake news on Twitter significantly contributes to psychological effect and misinformation prevalence among youth.
Conclusion: The study underscores the complex interplay between twitter, misinformation, and psychological responses, shedding light on the urgent need for targeted interventions to promote media literacy, critical thinking, and responsible information consumption.
Copyright (c) 2023 Dr. Muhammad Kamran Khan, Dr. Gohar Ali, Afifa Tanveer Malhi, Jahanzaib Shahid (Author)
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