Social Spaces on the Internet
Misinformation and Consequences
1. How Misinfodemics Spread Disease. The Atlantic Monthly. 2018.
2. Garrett and Weeks. The promise and peril of real-time corrections to political misperceptions. CSCW 2013.
3. Kumar, West, and Leskovec. Disinformation on the Web: Impact, Characteristics, and Detection of Wikipedia Hoaxes. WWW 2016.
4. Kane, Kiesler, and Kang. Inaccuracy Blindness in Collaboration Persists, even with an Evaluation Prompt. CHI 2018.
Imagine a political debate. If you were tasked with desigining a
fact-checking system, how would you design it to: (a) be accurate, (b)
align the audience with "truthful" information, and (c) mitigate the
transmission of misinformation.
2. Describe two reasons why you think people share misinformation.
Responses shoudl be submitted via compass in PDF form.
Late responses will not be accepted.
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