Catching Fake News

Dissonance Event: 11-27-2018

Dissonance: Catching Fake News, Tuesday, November 27, 6:15 p.m. - Rackham Assembly Hall

Two years after the 2016 election, are we winning the war against digital misinformation and manipulation? This panel will describe the technical and journalistic challenges of identifying fake news and manipulated information online and assess the effectiveness of the response by platforms like Facebook in the U.S., Europe, and around the world. Brendan Nyhan, Professor, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy will act as moderator, and panelists will include 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); and Rada Mihalcea, Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

Brendan Nyhan moderator Mark Ackerman panelist Ceren Budak panelist Fredrik Laurin panelist Rada Mihalcea panelist