Towards the Use Facebook to Confront Extremist Ideas

Abstract

The research problem is determined by the following main question: (What is the role of news websites in shaping the public’s attitudes towards the parliamentary elections).This research is a descriptive research, as the researcher used the survey method through a quintuple scale. results:1- The press elites’ dependence on news websites, in the following order: (Alsumaria News, News, Tigris) mainly from other Iraqi news websites.2- The three research hypotheses of dependence theory and its cognitive, emotional and behavioral effects on the public when they use news websites have been verified.3- Realizing the role of news websites in shaping public opinion about the electoral process.