Assessing information credibility without authoritative sources
Rumors, smears and conspiracy theories can now spread quickly through email, blogs and other social media. Recipients of such messages may not question their validity. Moreover, even upon careful investigation and reflection, not everyone will agree about the validity of particular claims. This project examined ways to make it easier for people to determine if the information they are reading is credible or not.
Start date: 7/1/2010
End date: 6/30/2013
SoCS: Assessing Information Credibility Without Authoritative Sources, National Science Foundation: $765,994
REU Supplement: Assessing Information Credibility Without Authoritative Sources, National Science Foundation: $16,000
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