Social Spaces on the Internet

Fall 2018


Misinformation and Consequences
Assignment 4

Read

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.
 

Write up

1.  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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