Trust and technology: Tools to battle misinformation and build engagement (Sponsored by Knight Foundation)

  • Event: 2018 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Hamdan Azhar of PRISMOJI; Ed Bice of Meedan; Cathy Deng of independent journalist; Cameron Hickey of PBS; Darryl Holliday of City Bureau
  • Date/Time: Friday, Mar. 9 at 11:30am
  • Location: Armitage/Belmont
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Misinformation continues to spread and trust is declining. But there are new tools and dynamic projects that are bringing fresh vision to these issues. A year ago, an open call was launched for ideas to address concerns about the spread of misinformation. The winning prototypes that emerged are pushing to improve engagement, strengthen media literacy and ensure accuracy. 

 

Speaker Bios

  • Cameron Hickey is the Project Director for algorithmic transparency at the National Conference on Citizenship.  He leads an effort to develop methodologies and tools for collecting and analyzing data to increase transparency about how large digital platforms impact society.

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