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15/11/2018 @ 12:00 - 13:00


We rely on the media to inform us about what’s going on in our society and to provide us the information we need to navigate through it. However, more than ever, media, especially social media, is also being used to misinform and confuse citizens, causing widespread doubt and mistrust. But what is of particular concern is how rapidly and pervasively misinformation and disinformation spreads. Yet, we also know that behavior science can be leveraged to curtail the spread of it.

On Monday, 15 November, join Media Impact Funders for a webinar to learn how central social and search platforms are in spreading misinformation and ways funders are trying to curb the spread of it.

You’ll hear from:

Soroush Vosoughi, incoming assistant professor of computer science at Dartmouth, who will provide an overview of the research he conducted on the spread of true and false news online.

Brian Southwell, Program Director of Science in the Public Sphere at RTI International, and Elizabeth Christopherson, President & CEO of the Rita Allen Foundation, will discuss the impetus and outcomes of the Misinformation Solutions Forum, which Rita Allen recently hosted at the Aspen Institute. The Forum brought together academic researchers, technology professionals, data scientists, journalists, educators, community leaders, funders and 12 graduate student fellows to explore six promising ideas for curbing the spread of misinformation.

When: 15 November

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