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Libby Hemphill

Libby Hemphill

Associate Professor of Information, School of Information, Research Associate Professor, Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research, Institute for Social Research and Associate Professor of the Digital Studies Institute, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts Email: libbyh@umich.edu Phone: 734/763-2285
Office: School of Information/3360 North Quad Faculty Role: Faculty Potential PhD Faculty Advisor: Yes Personal website Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)

Biography

Areas of interest

Social media, civic engagement, automated moderation techniques, fan studies, political communication, digital curation and data stewardship

Education

A.B. in General Studies in the Humanities, The University of Chicago

M.S. in Information, The University of Michigan

Ph.D. in Information, The University of Michigan

News

Quoted by Undark Magazine. Associate professor Libby Hemphill. Does enforcing civility stifle online debate?
Hemphill: Can algorithms create healthier digital spaces without stifling online debates?

Libby Hemphill, an expert on social media and hate speech at the University of Michigan School of Information,  weighs in on hate speech algorithms, the emphasis on “civility” and how to hold tech companies accountable. 

 

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"Quoted by Washington Post, Associate professor Libby Hemphill, 'Facebook bans hate speech but still makes money from white supremacists.'" Headshot of Libby Hemphill.
Hemphill: White supremacy groups exploit loopholes on Facebook

Libby Hemphill, an expert on social media and hate groups, talked to the Washington Post about Facebook’s continued platforming of white nationalist groups.

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