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Name: Jonette Javier Section: A83 Says who? The Effects of Presentation Format and Source Rating on Fake News in Social Media This journal article briefly discusses whether the change of formats in which the way of news articles presented can affect the way audience decides if the article is believable or not. Objectives of the article: To know which formatting is more believable in an article: the headline-primary format or the source-primary format To prove that social media users will believe that an article is true if they highlight the sources To know if social media users are more likely to react on an article that matches their beliefs This journal review is about the journal article “Says who? The Effects of Presentation Format and Source Rating on Fake News in Social media”. I will discuss the highlights of the article and my own opinion about it, I will also discuss whether I agree or disagree on the use of methodology that has done by the author. The article states that social media can track our preferences whenever we share, like, and comment on different post but with the same content. But, to tell whether the people believe in such article, it depends on the people’s existing belief whether they decide that the source is reliable and has content that is in fact stating the truth or not. Their hypotheses claim that people most likely to believe an article on social media if the article is aligned with their existing beliefs. The article also states that we as social media users tend to believe in an article if we saw that the source of the article is reliable, or we believe that the source is reliable. It depends on the image of the source like for example, the author of the article is famous with a good reputation or the company that the author works for is from a company with good reputation, so we expect that the article is reliable. The authors focused only on Facebook as their social media platforms because Facebook has a lot of users. Facebook articles uses a headline-primacy design where the article highlights the headline and deemphasizes the source, with this design we are required to read the headline first then the image that comes along with it. The article says that Facebook designs the shared article like that because when we read the source first our mind triggers us to think what we would expect the message to be without actually reading the whole article. Study says that we
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