December 4 Friday

News and Information Disorder in the 2020 US Presidential Election

  • Friday, December 4, 2020 at 9:00AM - 5:20PM
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Throughout the 2020 election campaign, there were increasing concerns about the spread of false information on social media, as well as discussions regarding the role of platforms in resolving information disorder (i.e., misinformation, disinformation, and malinformation). However, there has been a lack of scholarly attention in terms of the associated ethical and legal ramifications. With a unique combination of practitioners and scholars from different disciplines, including law, political science, communication, psychology, and computer science, this workshop will be a first attempt to reflect on the important questions that have been raised during the presidential campaign and election, particularly related to information disorder created and aggravated by algorithms. Special attention will be given with regard to how we can establish laws and policies to reduce information disorder in online and social media environments.

Agenda for the event is located as an attachment.

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