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