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Volume 14, Issue 2 (11-2023)                   Social Problems of Iran 2023, 14(2): 201-225 | Back to browse issues page


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Saboktakinrizi G, Zakeri Nasrabadi Z, Haghnadri I, Shivandi K, Seyedi F. (2023). Social consequences of information chaos in post-Corona Iran. Social Problems of Iran. 14(2), 201-225. doi:10.61186/jspi.14.2.201
URL: http://jspi.khu.ac.ir/article-1-3649-en.html
1- , saboktakingh@khu.ac.ir
2- kharazmi university
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The spread of the 2019 corona virus was accompanied by a wave of news and extensive information, both true and false, from official and unofficial sources. This huge volume of diverse and sometimes contradictory information has created a situation that can be called information chaos. These conditions have caused the confusion of the audience in selecting and using information to interpret the conditions and perform daily activities. Therefore, this research intends to investigate the consequences of the created information chaos in social dimensions. To achieve this goal, 1460 citizens of the country have been studied by the survey method. The findings show that more than half of the studied population experienced moderate to high information chaos. The inferential results also indicate that information chaos has a significant relationship with the variables of empathy with others, hope for the post-corona future, mistrust of others and national identity. The relationship between information chaos and desired social outcomes was also tested using structural equation modeling with AMOS software. The modeling results show that the increase in information chaos leads to a decrease in the investigated variables. The summary of the findings shows that by controlling the information chaos and managing the dissemination of news during the occurrence of national and international disasters, the social consequences of these crises can be reduced to a large extent.
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Type of Article: Original Research | Subject: Security
Received: 2023/10/22 | Accepted: 2023/12/15 | Published: 2024/02/9

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