Automated News: Better than expected?
|Authors||Mario Haim, Andreas Graefe|
|Journal/Conference Name||DIGITAL JOURNALISM|
|Paper Category||Social Sciences|
|Paper Abstract||We conducted two experiments to study people’s prior expectations and actual perceptions of automated and human-written news. We found that, first, participants expected more from human-written news in terms of readability and quality; but not in terms of credibility. Second, participants’ expectations of quality were rarely met. Third, when participants saw only one article, differences in the perception of automated and human-written articles were small. However, when presented with two articles at once, participants preferred human-written news for readability but automated news for credibility. These results contest previous claims according to which expectation adjustment explains differences in perceptions of human-written and automated news.|
|Date of publication||2017|
|Code Programming Language||R|
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