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More information can also be found in the online supplement of the paper: Link.
Now, we want you to think about your own social media use in general. For each of the statements below, please indicate to what extent the statement is characteristic of you.
- I can determine the credibility of information shared on social media.
- I can easily form my own opinions on a post despite how popular it may be.
- I manage to protect myself against the risks related to social media use.
- I can understand and interpret social media content from political, economic, and social perspectives.
- Before I post something on social media, I consider possible consequences.
- I consider whether my comments or posts on social media could affect others’ thoughts and feelings.
- I generally think about what people should and should not be posting on social media.
- I always consider the consequences before I take action on social media.
- I typically share my opinions by posting comments on social media.*
- Over the years I’ve done some pretty stupid things on social media.*
- Occasionally I act first and think later on social media.*
- I often do things on the spur of the moment in social media.*