Job Opening | Research Scientist (Disinformation) | Wikimedia Foundation

By Wikimedia Foundation
August 18, 2020

We’re hiring a Research Scientist strongly committed to the principles of free knowledge, open source and open data, transparency, privacy, and collaboration to join the Research team to conduct applied research on the integrity of content and disinformation in Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects. We’re accepting applications until August 31st with a start date by, or before, November 15th.

The surge of coordinated disinformation campaigns to infiltrate, disrupt, and co-opt movements, communities, and platforms is an important challenge for the integrity of the content in Wikimedia projects. At the same time, humans and machines rely on Wikipedia as a neutral arbiter of reliable information on the Web. Preserving the reliability of Wikipedia’s knowledge is therefore key in ensuring the integrity of the information propagating in the broader web.


Source: Job Application for Research Scientist (Disinformation) at Wikimedia Foundation