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October 2018

Moving the conversation beyond Trump and Facebook: Characteristics of Information Disorder in a Global Context

Moving the conversation beyond Trump and Facebook: Characteristics of Information Disorder in a Global Context

Monday, October 22, 2018
11:30 am
- 1:00 pm
Wexner Conference Room, Wexner Bldg., Room 434AB
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Speaker Series on Misinformation, co-sponsored by the NULab at Northeastern University. Conversations about information disorder in the US are disproportionately focused on political disinformation and the Facebook newsfeed. This talk will argue that globally we should recognize that the real problem is misinformation about health and religion, shared on closed messaging apps. Dr Wardle will draw on current experimental projects she is involved with in US, Brazil, Nigeria and India to explore these issues in more detail. Claire Wardle is a research…

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Speaker Series: Yochai Benkler

Speaker Series: Yochai Benkler

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
12:00 pm
- 1:00 pm
Wexner Conference Room, Wexner Bldg., Room 434AB
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Yochai Benkler is the Berkman Professor of Entrepreneurial Legal Studies at Harvard Law School, and faculty co-director of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. Since the 1990s he has played a role in characterizing the role of information commons and decentralized collaboration to innovation, information production, and freedom in the networked economy and society. His books include The Wealth of Networks: How social production transforms markets and freedom (Yale University Press 2006), which won academic awards…

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Guns in America

Guns in America

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
12:00 pm
- 1:00 pm
Wexner Conference Room, Wexner Bldg., Room 434AB
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German Lopez has written for Vox since it launched in 2014, with a focus on criminal justice, guns, and drugs. Previously, he worked at CityBeat, a local newspaper in Cincinnati, covering politics and policy at the local and state level.

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November 2018

Speaker Series on Misinformation: Joshua Tucker

Speaker Series on Misinformation: Joshua Tucker

Friday, November 2, 2018
11:30 am
- 1:00 pm
Wexner Conference Room, Wexner Bldg., Room 434AB
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Speaker Series on Misinformation, co-sponsored by the NULab at Northeastern University. Joshua A. Tucker is Professor of Politics, an affiliated Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies, and an affiliated Professor of Data Science at New York University. He is the Director of NYU’s Jordan Center for Advanced Study of Russia. He is one of the co-founders and co-Directors of the NYU Social Media and Political Participation (SMaPP) laboratory, and the Director of SMaPP-Global, an international collection of scholars working on the study…

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Speaker Series on Misinformation: Kathleen Hall Jamieson

Speaker Series on Misinformation: Kathleen Hall Jamieson

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
11:30 am
- 1:00 pm
David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Rubenstein Bldg., Room 414AB
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Speaker Series on Misinformation, co-sponsored by the NULab at Northeastern University. Kathleen Hall Jamieson is the Elizabeth Ware Packard Professor of Communication at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication, the Walter and Leonore Director of the university’s Annenberg Public Policy Center, and Program Director of the Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands. Five of the 15 books that Jamieson has authored or co-authored have received a total of eight political science or communication book awards (Packaging the Presidency, Eloquence in an Electronic…

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Speaker Series on Misinformation: Takis Metaxas

Speaker Series on Misinformation: Takis Metaxas

Wednesday, November 28, 2018
11:30 am
- 1:00 pm
Wexner Conference Room, Wexner Bldg., Room 434AB
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Speaker Series on Misinformation, co-sponsored by the NULab at Northeastern University. Takis Metaxas is a Professor of Computer Science at Wellesley College, studying online social media, primarily related to the propagation of information and misinformation, prediction of political events, and in developing tools that help users evaluate the trustworthiness of information. In particular, with his Wellesley colleagues and students, he has been studying the problem of propaganda and online misinformation since 2002.

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