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December 2019

Democracy, today: Fake news, social networks, and algorithms

Democracy, today: Fake news, social networks, and algorithms

Tuesday, December 3, 2019
12:30 pm
- 2:00 pm EST
Wexner 434AB
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Part of the speaker series on misinformation, co-sponsored by the NULabĀ at Northeastern University. The Internet is increasingly the home of democracy. It is where people turn for civic information, engage in political discourse public and private, and turn to mobilize collectively. The virtual structures of the Internet are, in some ways, quite distinct from what preceded; and in other ways, they reproduce and amplify those pre-existing patterns. The Internet can be the ultimate disseminator of misinformation; as well as the…

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