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Combatting Misinformation Speaker Series: Fil Menczer

Wednesday, February 9, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)

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Hacking Online Virality

Wednesday, February 9, 2022
12:00PM - 1:00PM
 ET

As social media become major channels for the diffusion of news and information, it becomes critical to understand how the complex interplay between cognitive, social, and algorithmic biases triggered by our reliance on online social networks makes us vulnerable to manipulation and disinformation. This talk, delivered by Dr. Filipo Menczer, overviews ongoing network analytics, modeling, and machine learning efforts to study the viral spread of misinformation and to develop tools for countering the online manipulation of opinions.

This event is part of the Speaker Series on Misinformation, co-sponsored by the Shorenstein Center for Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard's Kennedy School and the NULab at Northeastern University.

Registration for this event is required, details on how to join the webinar will be sent to registered participants before the event.



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