Events for November 19, 2020
Our calendar contains conferences, talks, calls for papers and proposals, and other events related to mis- and disinformation, online political communication, technology and society, journalism, and social media.
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> "We are thrilled to announce the theme of the 2020 AAA Annual Meeting to be held in St. Louis, MO: Truth and Responsibility. “Truth and Responsibility” is a call to reimagine anthropology to meet the demands of the present moment. The imperative to bear witness, take action, and be held accountable to the truths we […]Find out more »
IDeaS Institute and Conference | Center for Informed Democracy & Social – cybersecurity (IDeaS) – Carnegie Mellon University
2020 has been a year marked by worldwide crises and changes, including a global pandemic, efforts to increase social justice, nation-shaping elections, massive wildfires and other environmental events, to name just a few. These crises and changes—in particular, their social dimensions—have been directly impacted and shaped by disinformation, influence campaigns, and other efforts to undermine […]Find out more »
CEREN BUDAK, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN SCHOOL OF INFORMATION The spread of political misinformation threatens the health of our democracies and weakens the legitimacy and public trust in the established political and media institutions. In this talk I will examine the spread of this threat, focusing primarily on the 2016 U.S. Presidential elections […]Find out more »
You might think that something like a search engine allows for equal access to information. Yet looking deeper into how we discover things, there's a culture of racism and sexism impacting what we find. Based on over 6 years of academic research, Safiya Umoja Noble's book looks into the internet's biases and how it acts […]Find out more »