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Why I Retweet? Exploring Users Perspective on Decision-Making of Information Spreading during Disasters
Proceedings of the 50th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (2017)
The extensive use of social media during disasters raises an important issue concerning use of social media to spread information, including misinformation. This study explores the underlying behavioral context of disaster information sharing by Twitter users. We conducted a web survey with 999 respondents in Japan to determine what makes people retweet disaster information in disaster situations. As a result of factor analysis, four factors were identified from 36 questions, namely: 1)doi:10.24251/hicss.2017.053 fatcat:k3w4x7ywszhl3dfzmriej4bsku