The Nieman Foundation kicked off the MisinfoCon conference on Feb. 24, 2017, with a series of lightning talks exploring the psychology of misinformation and strategies to strengthen the trustworthiness of information across the entire news ecosystem.

When does misinformation matter?

Emily Thorson – Boston College

Rumor Gauge: Automatic detection and verification of rumors on Twitter

Soroush Vosoughi – MIT Media Lab

Introducing Open Notebook: Bringing your audience along for the ride

Julia Haslanger – Hearken

Beyond filter bubbles: Professional human editors and algorithm technology as filters and sources of quality video content

Tessa Sproule – Vubble

CrossCheck: A collaborative verification journalism project

Claire Wardle – First Draft

Fog or fiction? Tips on misinformation and the social web

Ellery Roberts Biddle – Global Voices/Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society

Truth and trust in journalism

Mark Little – Storyful