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False News and Fact-Checking: Information Flows During a Pandemic and Presidential Election | NYU Center for Social Media and Politics: Election Seminar Series

October 16, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Since the 2016 election, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and others have struggled to contain the spread of false and misleading information on their platforms. The COVID-19 infodemic has contributed to the problem, with “Plandemic” and other conspiracy theories reaching millions of users before the platforms can remove them. This seminar will take on the spread of misinformation and disinformation on social and traditional media — and which methods work best to correct false claims.

CSMaP is co-sponsoring this event with NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute and First Amendment Watch, a project of the Institute that serves as an educational resource for journalists seeking to understand their rights.