Project Summary

The rise of social media and the growing scale of online information have led to a surge of intentional disinformation and incidental misinformation. It is increasingly difficult to tell fact from fiction, and the challenge is more complex than simply differentiating “fake news” from simple facts. This project uses qualitative methods and machine learning models to understand how disinformation arises and spreads, how it affects different groups in society, and how to design effective human-centered interventions. 

Project Team

Matt Lease (Lead, School of Information); Dhiraj Murthy (Co-Lead, Journalism and Media); Maria De-Arteaga (McCombs School of Business); Greg Durrett (Computer Science); Min Kyung Lee (School of Information); Jessy Li (Linguistics); Jo Lukito (Journalism and Media)