The extent of the congnitive response to university youth exposure to rumors on social media - Empirical study
|Al-Anbar University Journal For Humanities|
|Article 39, Volume 2023, Issue 1, March 2023, Pages 966-991 PDF (787.51 K)|
|Document Type: Research Paper|
|Nada Abood Al-amar*|
The extent of cognitive response to exposure of university youth to rumors on social networking sites
- A field study)
Keywords: (rumour, exposure, communication sites, audience, university youth)
The research deals with the extent of response or interaction of university youth in their exposure to rumors on social networking sites and its reflection on their cognitive abilities in interpreting the media message, by conducting a survey study on a sample of students of the Faculty of Mass Communication at the Iraqi University.
The problem of the study was the dual role played by social networking sites in spreading rumors on the one hand and confronting them on the other.
This study is a descriptive study, and the survey method was used on a sample of the Iraqi university youth, by designing a questionnaire form and distributing it to the respondents by (150) individuals as a sample due to the homogeneity of the research community. Represented by the students of the fourth stage in the College of Information / Iraqi University in its three departments
Among the most important findings of the study:
- the research sample community believes that social networking sites have contributed to amplifying the volume of rumors.
- the sample community believes that the program that contributes most to spreading rumors is the (Facebook) program.
- the respondents see that one of the ways to confront rumors is to impose a kind of censorship on social networking sites.
|rumour; exposure; communication sites|
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