Journal article

Reposting Negative Information on Microblogs: Do Personality Traits Matter?

C Yin, X Zhang, L Liu

Information Processing and Management | Elsevier | Published : 2020


Forwarding negative information on microblogs, termed reposting negative information (RNI) in this study, refers to reposting negative, non-original information publicly on microblogs, causes large-scale bad news dissemination on microblogs, which in turn has detrimental consequences for organizations and the society. However, previous research concentrated on sharing of original content (such as knowledge sharing and word-of-mouth) or focused on general information forwarding on social media without distinguishing between positive and negative information. To address this issue, this study develops a model to investigate the predictors of RNI on microblogs (negative emotions and issue invol..

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University of Melbourne Researchers


Awarded by National Natural Science of China

Awarded by Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities

Funding Acknowledgements

The authors wish to thank the Editors-in-Chief, Associate Editor, and four anonymous reviewers for their highly constructive comments. This study was partially funded by the National Natural Science of China (71701169 & 71901127) and the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (63192111).