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Engineering Lecture: Finding "Fake News" in Times of Crisis
WhenThursday, Oct 26, 2017, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Campus roomKane 130
Event typesLectures/Seminars
Event sponsorsCollege of Engineering
UW Alumni Association
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Free and open to the public

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.

Speaker: Kate Starbird, Assistant Professor, Human Centered Design & Engineering

Part of the Engineering the Data Revolution: Fake News, Smart Cities and Data in DNA lecture series

Registration available in early September.

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