News on Mitigating Misinformation

The terms ‘fake news’ and ‘alternative facts’ have lost their shock value in today’s public discourse and seem to have become part of our normal political vocabulary. Fake news, mis- […]

The Law School’s LawTech Center focuses on pressing questions in law and technology, including policy concerns, data analysis of legal texts and the use of technology in the legal profession. […]

Rising partisan animosity is associated with a reduction in support for democracy and an increase in support for political violence. Here we provide a multi-level review of interventions designed to […]

I am an assistant professor (Junior professor) of political science with a focus on political communication and the US media system, working at the Freie Universität Berlin. My main research […]

Connie is Researcher-at-Large for Hacks/Hackers and leads the _Analysis and Response Toolkit for Trust (ARTT)_ project (artt.cs.washington.edu) and _News Quality Initiative_ (newsq.net). She is currently focused upon news and information […]

This paper investigates the dissemination, situated fact-checking processes, and social effects of COVID-19 related online and offline misinformation in rural Bangladeshi life. A six-month-long ethnographic study in three villages found […]

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As the big social media platforms trot out familiar misinformation policies ahead of the 2022 midterm elections, Twitter is holding what could be a wild card. But it’s one the […]

This special issue, “Healthier Information Ecosystems,” will focus on the interconnected nature of online pathologies, draw attention to the socio-technical aspects of information technology, and animate interdisciplinary approaches to addressing […]

In this paper, we present new empirical evidence to demonstrate the near impossibility for existing machine learning content moderation methods to keep pace with, let alone stay ahead of, hateful […]

The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) seeks to hire a postdoctoral fellow to advance the aims of the Mellon-funded Data Fluencies Project. The position offers a rich experience in both […]

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