Several iSchool researchers participated in the recent Misinformation Research Symposium, which was hosted by the Center for Social and Behavioral Science and sponsored by the Center for Advanced Study, Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute, and National Center for Supercomputing Applications. The goals of the symposium were to help connect misinformation research on campus, foster interdisciplinary teams interested in collaborating on external submissions, and learn more about the needs of existing and emerging research groups on campus.
iSchool research presentations included:
- Research Scientist Ian Brooks, Anti-Infodemic Virtual Center for Health Informatics: The WHO Collaborating Center for Information Systems for Health
- Assistant Professor Jessie Chin, What makes false and true health messages viral?
- Associate Professor Kate McDowell, Anti-Infodemic Storytelling: Evidence and Response
- Assistant Professor Jodi Schneider, Misinformation in Science: Continued Use of Retracted Papers
- Associate Professor Dong Wang, Misinformation Detection and Explanation by Harnessing the Power of Social Intelligence