[AISWorld] HICSS CFP: Truth and Lies on the Internet

Dennis, Alan R. ardennis at indiana.edu
Wed Apr 19 19:03:04 EDT 2017

Truth and Lies: Deception and Cognition on the Internet Minitrack

Due: June 15

Recent events demonstrate a need for research on deception, biases, and trust on the Internet. In recent months, the topic of fake news and its consequences have become increasingly important. But this is not a new issue. Fake reviews of products and services, fake social media accounts and posts, and fake advertising have long been a feature of the Internet. The effects of deception on businesses and society are tangible in terms of decreased brand image, sales, and loss of trust.

This minitrack examines deception on the Internet, and why individuals fall prey to it. Information selection biases, such as confirmation bias, affect the types of information that individuals process. These selection biases inform how individuals structure their attitudes and create their perceptions of reality. While the minitrack is focused on the effects of deception on the Internet, submissions with other perspectives on fake information are also welcome, especially those that offer ideas on how to mitigate the flood of deception and/or reduce the chances that individuals will be deceived.

This minitrack focuses on information that is demonstrably false but provided on the Internet in order to manipulate an individual's attitudes towards a business, product, or other societal issues. It also takes the lens of the individual's response to the deception from bias in processing the information to the actions individuals take after they have received the information.

The following list of possible topics for papers is not meant to be exhaustive.

  *   Examining the effects of fake news on individual information processing
  *   Identifying the effects of fake product reviews on an individual's attitudes towards the product or business
  *   Examining fake social media accounts and their effects on individual behavior
  *   Illustrating business losses (or gains) as a result of fake advertising or fake product reviews
  *   Understanding the business models of firms specializing in clickbait
  *   Societal impacts of deception on the Internet
  *   Identifying information processing biases and their role in propagation of false information
Detailed instructions are available at: http://hicss.hawaii.edu/tracks-and-minitracks/authors/
Minitrack Co-Chairs:

Randall Minas (Primary Contact)
University of Hawaii at Manoa
rminas at hawaii.edu

Alan Dennis
Indiana University
ardennis at indiana.edu
Alan Dennis
Professor and John T. Chambers Chair of Internet Systems
AIS Vice President for Conferences (aisnet.org/?page=Conferences)<http://aisnet.org/?page=Conferences)>
Editor-in-Chief, AIS Transactions on Replication Research (aisel.aisnet.org/trr)<http://aisel.aisnet.org/trr>

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