Off Stage 6: The Menace of Disinformation

Submitted by mkrivonen on Fri, 10/26/2018 - 14:26

With the midterm elections around the corner, should internet users be on alert for fake news? As research director at New Knowledge, Renee DiResta investigates the spread of disinformation across social networks. Since the 2016 presidential election, tech companies like hers have taken “meaningful steps,” she says. In her conversation with Kashmir Hill, investigative reporter for Gizmodo Media, DiResta explains how she’s working to stop disinformation from going viral.

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Friday, October 26, 2018 - 14:30