The spread of misinformation on social media platforms has become a defining political, cultural, and economic issue of our time.
Global companies are searching for universal solutions, yet different societies have varying needs and sensitivities. Solutions of various kinds have been proposed, and technology companies continue to experiment with interventions, including removal, algorithmic reduction, and labeling. This discussion will focus on potential design-related solutions and novel approaches that might expand the menu of options for dealing with problems associated with the proliferation of misinformation.
This event is part of the Center for Design (CfD) Conversation Series. At the end of each month, CfD faculty members will invite research players from Northeastern, and beyond, to addresses the multifaceted expressions of interdisciplinary design research.
CfD Faculty Curator
GRI Faculty Affiliate John Wihbey is a faculty member at Northeastern University, where he heads the graduate programs in the School of Journalism. He is the author of The Social Fact: News and Knowledge in a Networked World (MIT Press, 2019). He is currently Lead Investigator for the Ethics of Content Labeling Project at Northeastern’s Ethics Institute and a co-founder of the Co-Lab for Data Impact.
The event will take place, Friday, March 26, 2021 at 12:00 PM ENT. To register, click here.