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 an Emmy Award-winning journalist, cinematographer and software developer, and has covered science and technology for the PBS NewsHour with correspondent Miles O’Brien for the last 10 years. Hickey has spent the last sixteen months investigating misinformation using custom built tools for gathering and analyzing junk news on social media.  At Harvard's Shorenstein Center, Hickey is continuing to develop these tool to make them available to journalists.

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