Credibility of Scientific Information on Social Media: Variation by Platform, Genre and Presence of Formal Credibility Cues

« Responding to calls to take a more active role in communicating their research findings, scientists are increasingly using open online platforms, such as Twitter, to engage in science communication or to publicize their work. Given the ease with which misinformation spreads on these platforms, it is important for scientists to present their findings in a manner that appears credible. To examine the extent to which the online presentation of science information relates to its perceived credibility, we designed and conducted two surveys on Amazon’s Mechanical Turk. (…) »

source >, Clara Boothby, Dakota Murray, Anna Polovick Waggy, Andrew Tsou, Cassidy R. Sugimoto, 10 septembre 2021,