Assistant Director, Center for Social Media Responsibility
School of Information/105 S. State Street
Web-based tool WiseDex combats the spread of misinformation online
Identifying misinformation on social media platforms is difficult. UMSI researchers led a collaborative effort to create WebDex, a tool that identifies misinformation faster, more consistently, and more comprehensively.
As Russia invades Ukraine, social media users 'fly to quality'
A swift drop in late February in social media engagement with content from "iffy" sources is prompting University of Michigan researchers to ask whether Facebook and Twitter users have been experiencing a "flight to news quality," or at least a flight away from less trustworthy sites, during that time — and if so, why.