Misinformation in the Social Media Age

9:00am-4:00pm Thursday, November 9, 2017 | The Commons

This workshop will bring together scholars and practitioners to examine consequences and responses to misinformation and fake news in democratic societies. How these issues affect underserved and digitally disadvantaged populations will be highlighted.

Topics of discussion will include: 

  • What are the consequences of misinformation for democracy and civic engagement?
  • How can we detect and address misinformation? What scholarly and industry efforts have been made in this area?
  • How can interdisciplinary collaboration most effectively push the fight against misinformation forward?
  • What countermeasures are most feasible and effective? How can scholars, industry, citizens, and nonprofit organizations work together on this?

To see the detailed agenda and to register, visit: http://smmworkshop.ku.edu/.

Of interest to:
Faculty, General Public, Graduate students, Researchers, Undergraduate Students
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