Finding "Fake News" in Times of Crisis: Online Rumors, Conspiracy Theories and Disinformation

November 22, 2017

Recent public debate around “fake news” has highlighted the growing challenge of online misinformation. This complex problem lies at the intersection of technology, human cognition and human behavior – and may make us unwitting accomplices to the spread of incorrect facts and misleading communication. Hear from Kate Starbird, whose research investigates online rumors to explore what conspiracy theories reveal about political propaganda.

Michael B. Bragg, Frank and Julie Jungers Dean of Engineering, College of Engineering, UW

Kate Starbird, assistant professor, Human Centered Design & Engineering, UW