Janet Coats

This column originally appeared on the Consortium on Trust in Media and Technology website.  With the reality of Elon Musk’s hostile takeover of Twitter setting in, many individuals, news outlets and communities are left in the wreckage of the social media giant. It has served the world as the preeminent…

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Posted: November 18, 2022

In celebration of the University of Florida’s Core Values, the UF College of Journalism and Communications is focusing on Freedom and Civility. In this video, Janet Coats, Consortium on Trust in Media and Technology managing director, discusses the importance of media literacy and its impact on free expression and civil…

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Posted: August 31, 2022

Sylvia Chan-Olmsted, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication professor and Media Consumer Research director, and Janet Coats, managing director of the UF Consortium on Trust in Media and Technology, are quoted in “Can You Spot a Deep Fake? Latest Technology Makes it Harder to Catch” posted on…

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Posted: May 3, 2021

Roma people living in France, driving around in white vans, were kidnapping women and children. Or that’s what social media posts on Facebook and SnapChat wanted French citizens to believe. That dissemination of misinformation in April 2019 led to mobs attacking Roma with knives and sticks and burning their cars.…

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Posted: January 29, 2021

The University of Florida today announced that news industry veteran Janet Coats has been named Managing Director of the Consortium on Trust in Media and Technology (CTMT), a multidisciplinary initiative launched to understand the dynamics that have undermined the trustworthiness of content and information disseminated via technology. Coats has been…

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Posted: December 17, 2020