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dc.contributor.authorSeo, Hyunjin
dc.contributor.authorThorson, Stuart
dc.contributor.authorBlomberg, Matthew
dc.contributor.authorAppling, Scott
dc.contributor.authorBras, Andrea
dc.contributor.authorDavis-Roberts, Avery
dc.contributor.authorAltschwager, Darcey
dc.date.accessioned2021-06-23T12:28:14Z
dc.date.available2021-06-23T12:28:14Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1808/31689
dc.description.abstractAnalyzing data on 152 countries using network and regression analyses, this study examined how countries’ positions in the global Internet network are associated with their political, economic, and technological characteristics, and how those characteristics are related to media, information, and digital (MID) education programs in the countries. This research shows countries with higher levels of international Internet bandwidth capacity, Internet use, and press freedom status are more likely to have MID programs that are comprehensive. Differences between Global North and Global South countries were significant both in terms of Internet capacity and use and in terms of MID complexity and dimensions. MID literacy education is an important long-term solution to misinformation, as such education informs people’s epistemological beliefs which in turn have direct effects on their comprehension of various issues and topics. This study offers important scholarly and policy implications in the areas of digital connectivity, MID literacies, misinformation, and international communication. In particular, it offers guidance for comparative studies in this area.en_US
dc.publisherProceedings of the 54th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciencesen_US
dc.rightsCopyright 2021, the Authors. This work is made available under an Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International license.
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subjectdigital literacyen_US
dc.subjectinformation literacyen_US
dc.subjectinterneten_US
dc.subjectmisinformationen_US
dc.subjectnetwork analysisen_US
dc.titleCountry Characteristics, Internet Connectivity and Combating Misinformation: A Network Analysis of Global North-Southen_US
kusw.kuauthorSeo, Hyunjin
kusw.kudepartmentSchool of Journalism and Mass Communicationsen_US
dc.identifier.orcid0000-0002-3312-8794en_US
dc.rights.accessrightsopenAccessen_US


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