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How false news can spread

Hi everyone, Here is an interesting TED video that YouTube happened to suggest to me about misinformation. It was made 6 years ago, but its lesson is as relevant as ever. – Adam Sanders

Disinformation Perpetuated by Russia

This brief assignment will be discussing Russia’s use of disinformation as a war tactic. It will begin by outlining how disinformation has been defined, where such information is presented, and motivations for perpetuating such narratives. It will follow by discussing how the Russian government has been using strategies and narratives of disinformation, particularly since the […]

Elon Musk Becomes the Largest Shareholder of Twitter

Elon Musk purchased 9.2% of Twitter today making him the largest shareholder of the company. It is believed that he pursued such a large ownership stake over free speech concerns and the prevalence of “wokeism”.

It’s not too late for self-regulation: a follow-up

Hi everyone! Yesterday, Lily and I posted our presentation on echo chambers and social media algorithms: Presentation: Echo Chambers, Algorithms, and Social Media At the end of our presentation, we discuss potential means of regulation and conclude that a self-regulated framework focused on disclosure and transparency is perhaps the most effective means to deal with […]