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UMSI Research. "Misgendered During Moderation: A Meta Oversight Board case." Samuel Mayworm, PhD student. Oliver Haimson, Assistant Professor.

Study: Transgender and nonbinary social media users experience disproportionate content removals on social media

07/08/2024

A new paper by UMSI researchers Samuel Mayworm and Oliver Haimson studies the consequences of biased social media content moderation decisions. 

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Quoted by The Detroit Free Press. PhD student Amna Batool. Michigan lawmakers want to outlaw the spread of 'deepfake' sexual content.

Batool: Deepfake sexual content disproportionately harms women

07/05/2024

With deepfakes on the rise, UMSI PhD student Amna Batool discusses the reputational and economic harms women are facing. 

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UMSI Research Roundup. Service Robots in Restaurants, Social Media and Job Market Success. Check out UMSI faculty and PhD student publications.

Service Robots in Restaurants | Social Media and Job Market Success: UMSI Research Roundup

07/03/2024

Recent UMSI faculty and PhD student publications. 

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UMSI News

Economist retweets boost visibility, outcomes for doctoral job seekers

07/03/2024

New work published by UMSI researchers reveals job market candidates benefit from social media engagement. 

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A screenshot of the HOT Speech Metric. Hateful, Offensive and Toxic Speech. How HOT were social media comments on the week's news?

New social media tool measures hateful, offensive and toxic speech on social platforms

06/25/2024

Researchers at the University of Michigan School of Information have created the H|O|T Speech Metric, an interactive system for measuring hateful, offensive and toxic online speech. 

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An image of Emily Veguilla and Bella Mai with RoosRoast coffee bags on a shelf behind them, overlaid with their prototypes of the RoosRoast homepage and mobile experience.

UMSI students give RoosRoast new website designs that fit the vibe

06/21/2024

When a favorite local coffee shop wanted to improve its online experience without sacrificing personality, UMSI students had just the recipe. 

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First Paper Friday. David Gamba. PhD Student. Exit Ripple Effects: Understanding the Disruption of Socialization Networks Following Employee Departures. WWW'24 Proceedings of the ACM on Web Conference.

First Paper Friday: David Gamba

06/21/2024

UMSI PhD student David Gamba’s first published paper explores the communication dynamics of remaining employees following large employment departures. 

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Quoted by The Washington Post. Professor Lionel Robert. How AI is helping (and possibly harming) our pets.

Robert: The rewards and risks of using AI-powered technologies on our pets

06/18/2024

UMSI professor Lionel Robert says it’s going to be “interesting to see whether AI complements our pet ownership or replaces it.” 

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National Academy of Education. 2024 Spencer Dissertation Fellow. Mez Perez. PhD Candidate.

UMSI PhD Candidate Mez Perez earns 2024 NAEd Spencer Dissertation Fellowship

06/14/2024

The fellowship provides funding and professional development to early-career scholars whose projects address critical issues in the history, theory, or practice of formal or informal education. 

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Harvard University Institute for Rebooting Social Media. 2024/2025 Visiting Scholars. Eric Gilbert, Associate Professor. Paul Resnick, Professor.

Paul Resnick and Eric Gilbert named visiting scholars at Harvard University

06/14/2024

Resnick and Gilbert will be conducting research at the Institute for Rebooting Social Media at Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center. 

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