Petter Bae Brandtzæg

How Journalists and Social Media Users Perceive the Usefulness and Trustworthiness of Online Fact-Checking and Verification Services

Updated on 2017/05/29

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Publikasjonene er  tilgjengelige fra mine profiler på  AcademiaEdu profil og Research Gate.

 Kun utvalgte artikler (se alle «her«): 

  1. Brandtzæg, P.B., & Følstad, A. (2017). Why people use chatbots. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Internet Science, 22-24 November, 2017, Thessaloniki, Greece
  2. Brandtzaeg, P. B., Følstad, A. & Chaparro Domínguez, M.Á.  (in press, 2017). How Journalists and Social Media Users Perceive the Usefulness and Trustworthiness of Online Fact-Checking and Verification Services.  Journalism Practice.
  3. Følstad, A., & Brandtzaeg, P.B. (2017). Chatbots and the new world of HCI. ACM Interactions.  24 (4), 38-42
  4. Brandtzaeg, P. B., & Følstad, A. (in press, 2017). Trust and distrust in online fact-checking services. Communications of the ACM.
  5. Lüders, M., & Brandtzaeg, P. B. (2017). ‘My children tell me it’s so simple’ – A mixed-methods approach to understand older non-users’ perceptions of social networking sites. New Media & Society, 19(2), 181-198.
  6. Brandtzaeg, P.B. (2017). Facebook is no «great equalizer»: A big data approach to gender differences in civic engagement across countries. Social Science Computer Review, 35(1), 103–125.
  7. Brandtzaeg, P. B., Lüders, M., Spangenberg, J., Rath-Wiggins, L., & Følstad, A. (2016). Emerging journalistic verification practices concerning social media. Journalism Practice, 10(3), 323-342:  (Open Access).
  8. Mainsah, H., Brandtzaeg, P. B., & Følstad, A. (2016) Bridging the Generational Culture Gap in Youth Civic Engagement through Social Media: Lessons Learnt from Young Designers in Three Civic Organisations. The Journal of Media Innovations, 3(1), 23-40.  (Open Access).
  9. Brandtzaeg, P. B., Haugestveit, I.M., Lüders, M.,& Følstad, A. (2016). How Should Organizations Adapt to Youth Civic Engagement in Social Media? A Lead User Approach. Interacting with Computers, 28(5), 664-679.
  10. Brandtzaeg, P. B. (2016). Social Media Natives: The Relationship between Young Peoples’ Media User Type and their Media Use at School (pp. 149-162), in E. Elstad (Ed.). Digital expectations and experiences in education, SENSE Publishers, Boston, MA.
  11. Brandtzaeg, P. B., & Haugstveit, I.M. (2014). Facebook Likes: A Study of Liking Practices for Humanitarian Causes. International Journal of Web Based Communities, 10(3), 258 – 279.
  12. Brandtzaeg, P. B., Lüders, M., Spangenberg, J., Rath-Wiggins, L., & Følstad, A. (2014, April, 24-25). Social media as a trustworthy news source: Exploring journalists’ working practices concerning social media. The International Symposium on Media Innovations. 2014. Oslo. [Awarded as the Conference Best Paper].
  13. Brandtzaeg, P. B. (2012). Social networking sites: their users and social implications – a longitudinal study. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 17(4), 467-488. (Open Access).
  14. Brandtzaeg, P. B., Følstad, A., Mainsah, H.(2012, July, 19-21.).  Designing for youth civic engagement in social media. In Proceedings of the IADIS  International Conference of Web Based Communities and Social Media, Lisbon, Portugal.  pp. 65 -73 [Awarded as the Conference Best Paper].
  15. Brandtzaeg, P.B. (2012). Understanding cyber behavior in Europe (pp.  1234-1249). In Yan, Z (Ed). Encyclopedia of Cyber Behavior. IGI Global. Albany NY. USA.
  16. Pettersen, L., & Brandtzaeg, P. B. (2012). Privacy challenges in Enterprise 2.0. Selected Papers of Internet Research, 2. Available at (Open Access)
  17. Endestad, T., Heim, J. Kaare, B., Torgersen, L., & Brandtzæg, P. B. (2011). Media User Types among Young Children and Social DisplacementNordicom Review, 1(30), 17-30. (Open Access).
  18. Brandtzaeg, P. B., Heim, J., & Karahasanovic, A (2011). Understanding the new digital divide – A typology of Internet users in Europe.  International Journal of Human Computer Studies69(3), 123-138.
  19. Brandtzaeg, P. B., & Heim, J. (2011). A Typology of  Social Networking Sites Users. International Journal of Web Based Communities, 7(1), 28-51.
  20. Brandtzaeg, P. B., Lüders, M., & Skjetne, J. H. (2010). Too many Facebook “friends”? Content sharing and sociability versus the need for privacy in social network sites. International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, 26(11), 1006-1030. [One of the most cited articles in International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction].
  21. Brandtzaeg, P. B. (2010). Towards a unified Media-User Typology (MUT): A meta-analysis and review of the research literature on media-user typologies. Computers in Human Behavior, 26(5),940-956.
  22. Brandtzaeg, P. B., Heim, J., & Kaare, B. (2010). Bridging and Bonding in Social Network Sites – Investigating Family-Based Capital. International Journal of Web Based Communities, 6(3), 231-353. [Awarded as one of 10 best articles from the 10 years of Int. Journal of Web-Based communities]. (Open Access).
  23. Brandtzæg, P. B., Følstad, A. Obrist, M., Geerts, D. & R. (2010, Dec 9-11.). Innovation in online communities – Towards community-centric design. In P. Daras Ibarra and O. Mayora (Eds.), proceedings of the First International Conference, UCMedia 2009, Venice, Italy, LNICST, Springer, Vol. 40 (3), pp. 50–57. [Nominated to The Conference Best Paper Award].
  24. Brandtzaeg, P. B., & Heim, J. (2009, 19-24 July). Why people use social networking sites. In  A.A. Ozok and P. Zaphiris (Eds.): Proceedings of the HCI International. San Diego, CA. Online Communities, LNCS. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 143–152.
  25. Brandtzaeg, P.B., Staksrud, E., Hagen, I., & Wold, T. (2009). Norwegian children’s experiences of cyberbullying in different technological platforms. Journal of Children and Media, 3(4), 349-365.
  26. Brandtzaeg, P. B., & Heim, J. (2009). Children’s Electronic Gaming Content Preferences and Psychosocial Factors – Is there a connection? Nordicom Review, 30(2), 69-87. (Open Access).
  27. Karahasanović, A., Brandtzaeg, P. B., Vanattenhoven, J. Lievens, B., Nielsen, T. K., & Pierson, J. (2009). Ensuring Etiquette, Trust, and Privacy when developing Web 2.0 Applications. Computer, 42(6), 42-49.
  28. Karahasanović, A., Brandtzaeg, P. B., Heim, J., Lüders, M., Vermeir, L., Pierson, J., Lievens, B., Vanattenhoven, J., & Jans, G. (2009). Co-Creation and User-Generated Content –  Elderly People’s User Requirements. Computers in Human Behavior, 25(3), 655-679.
  29. Brandtzaeg, P. B. (2009). Privat 2.0. Mot økt åpenhet og ønsket nettsynlighet. [Privacy 2.0. Towards greater openness and desired visibility]. I Heidi Grande Røys (Eds) Delte meninger – Om nettets sosiale side (pp. 194-213). Universitetsforlaget. Oslo. (Open Access).
  30. Brandtzaeg, P. B., & Heim, J. (2009). Explaining Participation in Online Communities. In (Eds) Brian Whitworth and Aldo de Moor. Handbook of Research on Socio-Technical Design and Social Networking Systems (pp. 167-182). Information Science Reference. New York, USA.
  31. Brandtzaeg, P. B., & Lüders, M. (2008). eBorger 2.0. Den alminnelige borger som leverandør av offentlig informasjon?  SINTEF report, Oslo Norway. ISBN: 978-82-14-04655-7 (Open Access).
  32. Brandtzaeg, P. B., & Lüders, M. (2008). eCitizen 2.0: the Ordinary Citizen as a Supplier of Public-Sector Information. SINTEF report, Oslo Norway. ISBN: 978-82-14-04655-7. (Open Access)
  33. Brandtzaeg, P.B., & Heim, J. (2008). ”Jeg liker ikke voldsspill” – En studie av norske barns spillinnholdspreferanser og psykososiale faktorer. Nordicom Information, 30(1), 77-85. (Open Access).
  34. Brandtzaeg, P.B., Heim, J., & Kaare, B.H.  (2008, July 8-10). A study of user motivation and family-based capital among online community users in Norway. In Piet Kommers et al. (Eds.) Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference of Web-Based ComPmunities. Amsterdam, Netherlands. IADIS press, pp. 21-30. [Awarded as the Conference Best Paper].
  35. Obrist, M., Geerts, D., Brandtzaeg, P. B., and Tscheligi, M. (2008, April 05 – 10). Design for creating, uploading and sharing user generated content. In CHI ’08 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Florence, Italy, ACM, New York, pp. 2391-2394.
  36. Geerts, D., Obrist, M., Tscheligi, M., and Brandtzaeg, P. B. (2007, April 28 – May 03). Supporting non-professional users in the new media landscape. In CHI ’07 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, San Jose, CA, USA. ACM, New York, pp. 2849-2852.
  37. Heim, J., Brandtzaeg, P. B., Endestad, T., Kaare, B. H., & Torgersen, L. (2007). Children’s Usage of Media Technologies and Psychosocial Factors. New Media & Society, 9(3), 425-454.
  38. Kaare, B. H., Brandtzaeg, P. B., Endestad, T., & Heim, J. (2007). In the Borderland Between Family orientation and Peer-culture: The Use of Communication Technologies among Norwegian Tweens. New Media & Society, 9(4), 603-624. (Open Access).

Kronikker i aviser og magasiner:

  1. Brandtzæg, P.B. & Følstad, A. (2017). «Tradisjonelle medier har et delansvar for spredning av falske nyheter«. Kronikk i Aftenposten. 03.01.2017
  2. Brandtzæg, P.B. (2016). Anonymitet på Twitter – mot flokken på Facebook. Kronikk i Aftenposten. 30.06.2016
  3. Brekke, T. Brandtzæg, P.B. mfl. (2016). Åpen tilgang er vårt akademiske ansvar– Kronikk i Aftenposten. 13.06.2016 
  4. Brandtzæg, P.B (2014). «Når de unge svikter de sosiale mediene». Kronikk på NRK Beta 15.09.2014: 
  5. Brandtzæg, P.B. (2013). «Tyrkia og Twitter – den eksplosive massen». Kronikk i Aftenposten 13.06.2013:—den-eksplosive-massen–7229366.html#.Ubm9pKk6s6U.twitter 
  6. Brandtzæg, P.B. (2012). «Kvinner fører an». Kronikk i Aftenposten den 02.11.2012: 
  7. Brandtzæg, P.B. (2011). «Anonymitet, et reelt problem for god dialog». Kronikk i Aftenposten, 18.10.2011:
  8. Brandtzæg, P.B. (2011). «Digital panikk?» VG. 19.01.2011. s.38-39. (kun papir)
  9. Brandtzæg, P.B. (2010). «Tett på katastrofen – Sosiale medier og Haiti». Kronikk i VG. den 27. 01.2010. s.39. (kun papir)
  10. Brandtzæg, P.B. (2009). «Å tvitre en pizza».  Kronikk i Web Magasin, desember, nr. 4(3). s. 4-5.
  11. Brandtzæg, P.B. (2009). «Er privatliv en illusjon?». Kronikk i VG den 07. 09.2009, s. 40-41 (kun papir)
  12. Brandtzæg, P.B. (2009). «Hva er det med Twitter?» Web Magasin, september, nr. 3(3). s. 30-31
  13. Brandtzæg, P.B. (2009). «Problematiske nettregler». Innsikt, januar, nr. 1. s. 80.
  14. Brandtzæg, P.B. (2008). «Kallenavn gir ingen garanti».  Aftenposten, 02.11.2008, del 2. s. 5:
  15. Brandtzæg, P.B. (2008). «YouTube smitter ikke!» Innsikt, november, nr. 6. s. 96.
  16. Brandtzæg, P.B. (2008). «Personlig hilsen Jens!»  Kronikk i Morgenbladet, 31.10 – 6.11, årgang 188, nr. 44, s. 19:
  17. Brandtzæg, P.B. (2008). «Fortsatt upresist nettvett». Aftenposten, 24. 10.2008. del 2, s.3:
  18. Brandtzæg, P.B. (2008). «Nettregler uten vett». Aftenposten oktober, del 2, s 5:
  19. Brandtzæg, P.B. (2008).  «YouTube smitter ikke!» Aftenposten, 26. 09.2008, del 2, s.3:
  20. Brandtzæg, P.B. (2008).  «Hverdagens teknomareritt». Kronikk i Aftenposten, 03.08.2008, del 2,  s.4:
  21. Brandtzæg, P.B. (2007). «Kan næringslivet utnytte Facebook og web 2.0?» Rosenkilden, nr 10 årgang 13: s. 12-13:
  22. Brandtzæg, P.B. (2007).  «Er YouTube farlig?» Aftenposten, November 2007. del 2,  s.3:
  23. Brandtzæg, P.B. (2007). «Eldre er ikke på nett».  Kronikk i  VG, Verdens Gang, 24.10.2007, s 55.
  24. Brandtzæg, P.B. (2007). «Staten inn på Facebook». Kronikk i Dagbladet, 13. 10, 2007, s. 48:
  25. Brandtzæg, P.B. (2007). «Vi er i ”den lange halen’s tid.”»  Kronikk i Aftenposten, 09.08.2007, del 2, s.4:
  26. Brandtzæg, P.B. (2007). «Verdiskapning 2.0.» Kronikk i Ny Tid, nr. 23 årgang 55, 15.06 2007. s 30-31:
  27. Brandtzæg, P.B. (2006). «Den avhengige nettgenerasjonen». Forebyggende Fokus2 s.20-22.
  28. Brandtzæg, P.B. (2006).  «Digitalt sprang eller digitale barrierer?»  Kronikk i LO Aktuelt, 11.01.2006, s.38-39:
  29. Brandtzæg, P.B. (2005). «Den nye mediebarndommen».  Aftenposten, 05. 09.2005, s.5.
  30. Brandtzæg, P.B. (2005). «Digital dannelse – en nødvendighet!»  Aftenposten, 18. 01. 2005, s.11
  31. Brandtzæg, P. B. (2004). «Er TV- og dataspill farlig?» Kronikk i Dagbladet, 26. desember (s. 38). (kun papir).
  32. Brandtzæg, P. B., & Heim, J. (2004). «Eldre slår ikke ut nett-tenåringene». Aftenposten Aften, 01.11.2004. (s.26).
  33. Brandtzæg, P. B., & Endestad, T. (2003). «Barn og Medievold – En debatt på villspor!» . Kronikk i Dagbladet, 26.02.2003:
  34. Brandtzæg, P. B. & Schliemann, T. (2001). «En opera for alle». Debattinnlegg. Aftenposten. 04.08.01.
  35. Følstad, A. Brandtzæg, P.B., & Tyrmi. G. (2001). «Design for alle», Kronikk i Dagbladet, 29.08.2001:
  36. Følstad, A., Brandtzæg, P.B., & Skjellaug, B. (2000). «Valg per tast kommer». Kronikk i Dagens Næringsliv. 18. 12. 2000.