Technology Publications

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Selective Exposure to Misinformation: Evidence from the Consumption of Fake News During the 2016 U.S. Presidential Campaign
May 17, 2018
Speaker series on fake news and misinformation, co-sponsored by the NULab at Northeastern University. Though some warnings about online “echo chambers”...
Campaigns, Elections & Parties, Papers, Politics & Government, Publications, Technology,
Campaign 2018: Improving Cyber Literacy in Political Campaigns
May 7, 2018
A new paper by Donna Brazile, Joan Shorenstein Fellow (fall 2017) and former Democratic National Committee interim chair, examines whether political campaigns...
Audio & Video, Past Events, Technology,
Reinforcing the benefits of distributed networks while avoiding their vulnerabilities to propaganda
April 12, 2018
Speaker series on fake news and misinformation, co-sponsored by the NULab at Northeastern University. Many of the ideas for sifting truth from fiction...
Audio & Video, Journalistic Practice, News Business & Practice, Past Events, Policy & Issues, Race & Gender, Technology,
#MeToo and the Media
April 10, 2018
A panel discussion featuring Koa Beck, editor-in-chief of Jezebel; Dahlia Lithwick, senior editor at Slate; Zerlina Maxwell, senior director of Progressive...
Audio & Video, Past Events, Technology,
Health of the Public Sphere: Measurement and Interventions
April 5, 2018
Speaker series on fake news and misinformation, co-sponsored by the NULab at Northeastern University. This talk highlights current research at the MIT...
Papers, Politics & Government, Publications, Technology,
Transparency: What’s Gone Wrong with Social Media and What Can We Do About It?
March 27, 2018
Introduction: Social Media between Utopia and Dystopia “The Internet is the largest experimentation involving anarchy in history. [...] Never before in...
Disinformation, News, Politics & Government, Technology,
First Draft Launches Free Course on Identifying Misinformation Online
March 19, 2018
Cambridge, MA—First Draft, a project run by Shorenstein Center Fellow Claire Wardle, has launched a free one-hour online course to teach journalists, students,...
Journalistic Practice, Media Business, News Business & Practice, Papers, Politics & Government, Publications, Technology,
The science of fake news
March 8, 2018
With more Americans turning to social media as a primary source for news and information, the dangers posed by so-called ‘fake news’ are growing more significant....
Audio & Video, Journalistic Practice, News Business & Practice, Past Events, Politics & Government, Technology,
Muddied Waters: Online Disinformation during Crisis Events
March 1, 2018
Speaker series on fake news and misinformation, co-sponsored by the NULab at Northeastern University.  Recent public attention and debate around “fake...
Audio & Video, Government Institutions, Past Events, Politics & Government, Technology,
Tom Wheeler on the FCC, Net Neutrality, and Platform Regulation
February 27, 2018
February 27, 2018—Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the FCC from 2013 to 2017 under President Obama and Walter Shorenstein Media and Democracy Fellow, discussed...