This study introduces a deviant group among youth that constantly consumes and shares information on virtual social networks in the cyberspace. this study will show the characteristics of this new type of group within virtual social networks using an empirical research approach. Also, youth who are in the early stages of brain development are likely to show brain plasticity within the framework of the theory of mind and feel unmediated social presence while they use mediated communication tools. It may result confusion on their perception for information credibility and also it cause another confusion on their decision making process by persuasive information from social media.
- Researcher: Soyoung Jung
- Funder: Newhouse Endowment