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James Park

James Park

Assistant Director, Center for Social Media Responsibility Email: [email protected] Phone: 734/763-2285
Office: School of Information/105 S. State Street News About James Park

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"UMSI researchers are leading the creation of a new web-based tool for fighting misinformation." WiseDex logo in a circle.
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.

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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.

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