Misinformation

Despite more than 450,000 deaths from COVID-19 so far in the U.S., nearly a third of Americans say they definitely or probably will not get the vaccine, according to a recent Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs survey. If those numbers hold, it will be well short of the number…

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Posted: February 14, 2021

CJC Telecommunication Assistant Professor Jieun Shin was interviewed on Nov. 10, 2020 about her research on algorithms, AI and the spread of misinformation. Below the video is an edited transcript of that interview. Much of your recent research has focused on algorithms and the spread of misinformation. How did you…

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Posted: January 10, 2021

Many technology companies like Amazon and Facebook use algorithms to determine what content should be presented to users based on their previous behavior and preferences. ¬†Search algorithms are also a key determinant of what information is presented. Platform search results are one of the main ways people retrieve and believe…

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Posted: August 5, 2020

Instagram continues to be one of the fastest growing social networks and currently has more than one billion users. While Instagram has not been a focus of investigations into misinformation, it has not been immune to bad actors. And the nature of the Instagram platform, for example the inability to…

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Posted: June 30, 2020

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising Assistant Professor Juliana Fernandes has won an $83,000 UF 2020 Research Opportunity Seed Fund Competition award to explore how to detect and address influence tactics in online propaganda. The proposal by Fernandes and Wertheim College of Engineering Associate Professor Daniela Oliveira…

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Posted: June 30, 2020