FACTORS AFFECTING THE SHARE OF FAKE NEWS ABOUT COVID-19 OUTBREAK ON SOCIAL NETWORKS IN VIETNAM

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Nguyen Nghi Thanh
Phuong Huu Tung
Nguyen Hoai Thu
Pham Dinh Kien
Nguyen Anh Nguyet

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In recent days in Vietnam, the amount of fake news spreading online about the Covid-19 epidemic has shown signs of increasing, causing information confusion and complicating the situation. This fact has received significant attention from scientists. To supplement the evidence of previous studies, enrich the research literature and make policy recommendations to the Government, this study explores the factors influencing the sharing of fake news on social networks. This study was conducted through a cross-sectional survey using an intentional sampling technique (n = 200) multivariate linear regression analysis technique was applied to prove the hypotheses. Research results show that the factors of altruism, entertainment, socialization, self-promotion, and instant information sharing have a positive and meaningful impact on sharing fake news about Covid_19 on social networks.

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Nghi Thanh, N. ., Huu Tung, P. ., Hoai Thu, N. ., Dinh Kien, P. ., & Anh Nguyet, N. . (2021). FACTORS AFFECTING THE SHARE OF FAKE NEWS ABOUT COVID-19 OUTBREAK ON SOCIAL NETWORKS IN VIETNAM. Journal of Liberty and International Affairs, 7(3), 179-195. https://doi.org/10.47305/JLIA2137179t
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Nguyen Nghi Thanh, Hanoi University of Home Affairs, Hanoi, Vietnam

Nguyen Nghi Thanh was born in 1977. He obtained a PhD in Religious Studies from the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences. He is currently Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Interior Science. Dr. Thanh is qualified to supervise doctoral students. His main research interests are Religion, Philosophy; Education school; Social sciences, and humanities. He has carried out many research projects at the ministerial level, is a key member in a number of national projects. He has published two books and more than 10 articles on religious studies, the relationship between mindfulness of the five precepts and well-being, happiness, motivation, and other variables. I have the ability to do quantitative research and regression models, analyze data. Currently, every month, I still edit dozens of articles submitted to the Journal of Internal Affairs, which is my favorite job.

Phuong Huu Tung, Hanoi University of Home Affairs, Hanoi, Vietnam

Phuong Huu Tung was born in 1985. Tung holds a master's degree in Economic Management in 2013. I completed my PhD program in Economic Management in 2018. Currently, I am qualified to advise and guide Master's students. PhD student majoring in Economic Management, Business Administration, Human Resource Management, Economics. I am a researcher interested in State management of human resources, human resource development; Education and human personality development; as well as issues related to human resource management in the organization. I have published ten international scientific articles related to Economics, human resource management; school education. I have also published 12 reference books, monographs, training textbooks for Hanoi University of Home Affairs and the Ministry of Education and Training. I have also received several awards for scientific research: outstanding achievements in scientific research from 2017 to 2020; received the Vietnam National Talented Young Scientist Award in 2020.

Nguyen Hoai Thu, Hanoi University of Home Affairs, Hanoi, Vietnam

Nguyen Hoai Thu was born 1974. Dr. Nguyen Hoai Thu graduated with a PhD in E-commerce Law in 2010 and is currently working at Hanoi University of Home Affairs as the Director of the Public Service Center. I have 3 published works on Jurisprudence and 2 published works on information technology. Currently, I am interested in topics such as jurisprudence in education, jurisprudence in business, especially topics related to e-commerce law.

Pham Dinh Kien, Hanoi University of Home Affairs, Hanoi, Vietnam

Pham Dinh Kien, born in 1976. Graduated from Law University in 2000 at Hanoi Law University. Graduated with a Master of Laws in 2016 from Hanoi National University. My research interests are International Law, Commercial Law, Press Law and socio-political issues. Currently, I have published 6 scientific articles published in legal and sociological journals in Vietnam.

Nguyen Anh Nguyet, Hanoi University of Home Affairs, Hanoi, Vietnam

Nguyen Anh Nguyet was born in 1983. She graduated with a master's degree in Journalism and Communication in 2015. Currently, she is a PhD student at the Institute of Journalism - Academy of Journalism and Communication. As a researcher interested in the fields such as journalism, education, training, as well as issues related to relationships in family and society, she has published many domestic scientific articles, participating in publishing some monographs, textbooks, being the head of scientific research projects funded by Hanoi University of Home Affairs and the Ministry of Home Affairs.

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