Consequences of Exposure

What happens when individuals are exposed to misinformation? Researchers are studying effects on the societies in which those individuals live, communicate, and make decisions. One of the biggest challenges is measuring the actual effects of misinformation. Scholars have employed ethnographic and behavioral science techniques to try to tease out the ramifications of contaminated information environments.

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The Polarization Lab at Duke University is inviting applications for a Postdoctoral Associate to begin immediately. We seek a recent PhD in political science, sociology, social psychology, statistics, computer or information science with an interest in computational social science or data science (broadly defined). This individual will help design, execute, and analyze a series of […]

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