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Viral Deception, Polarization and Networks Workshop

November 2, 2018 | Glandt Forum, Singh Center for Nanotechnology

Friday, November 2nd and Saturday, November 3rd, 2018

Glandt Forum, Singh Center for Nanotechnology

This workshop will run over two days. During the first day, five keynote speakers will survey the “lay of the land” from different perspectives. For example, how does propaganda or deceptive news spread over social networks, and what can different institutions do about it? Does viral deception cause polarization, or is it merely a reflection of it? How has viral deception and polarization affected recent election outcomes?

During the second day, leading specialists in computer science, economics and sociology will discuss different ways to think about the spread of deceptive news, its effects on important social outcomes—like misinformation and polarization—and what might social media platforms be able to do about it.

Organized by Eduard Talamàs, Michael Kearns, and Rakesh Vohra

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