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Misinformation and disinformation

Research that focuses on the analysis, understanding, and mitigation of misinformation and disinformation—false or misleading information that is disseminated, intentionally or unintentionally, and can have adverse effects on individuals, society, and public discourse.

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How much influence does social media have on India's ongoing elections?

05/09/2024

UMSI associate professor Joyojeet Pal talks about the significant impact of social media in India's upcoming election. 

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Quoted by BBC. Associate Professor Joyojeet Pal. The influencers driving India's big election.

Pal: India’s election is being swayed by influencers

05/08/2024

UMSI associate professor Joyojeet Pal says social media trends in India’s upcoming elections are “dangerous for democracy.” 

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Award-winning journalist Kara Swisher visits U-M to talk misinformation, need for tech regulation

03/21/2024

Swisher’s new memoir offers an insider’s perspective on the tech world. She was joined in conversation by General Motors CEO Mary Barra at an event co-sponsored by UMSI.

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India ranks as highest risk for misinformation

03/11/2024

Social media is changing how candidates leverage political power and campaigning. UMSI expert Joyojeet Pal talks about the challenges of this year's elections. 

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