Dissonance Event Series: Catching Fake News, Nov. 27

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Make plans to join us on Tuesday, November 27, at 6:15 p.m., in the Rackham Assembly Hall on the UM-Ann Arbor campus (915 E. Washington St.) for an exciting Dissonance event: Catching Fake News. There is no charge for this event and no need to register.

A panel of experts will explore, two years after the 2016 election, the question of whether we are winning the war against digital misinformation and manipulation. They will describe the technical and journalistic challenges of identifying fake news and manipulated information online and assess the effectiveness of the response to fake news by platforms such as Facebook in the U.S., Europe, and around the world.

Moderator: Brendan Nyhan, professor, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Panelists:

  • Mark Ackerman, professor, School of Information and Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Ceren Budak, assistant professor, School of Information and Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Fredrik Laurin, Knight-Wallace fellow, special projects editor for current affairs, SVT Swedish Television (Stockholm)
  • Rada Mihalcea, professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

The Dissonance event series is a collaboration of faculty, staff, and students from several supporting organizations across the university. If you would like to be informed of future Dissonance events, please add your name to our email list. You are also invited to suggest a topic or a speaker for future Dissonance events.