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University of Michigan School of Information

Paul Resnick

Paul Resnick

Michael D Cohen Collegiate Professor of Information, Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Affairs and Professor of Information, School of Information Email: Phone: 734/647-9458
Office: School of Information/4321 North Quad Faculty Role: Faculty Potential PhD Faculty Advisor: Yes



Bachelors in math, University of Michigan, 1985

PhD in computer science, MIT, 1992


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Racism, election overtake COVID-19 as 'iffy' news on popular social sites

As election rhetoric and social issues heated up over the summer, the amount of popular "iffy" social media content on key themes rose, but less so on the topic that has dominated much of the national discussion this year, say UMSI researchers.

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People ‘fly to quality’ news on social sites when faced with uncertainty

When information becomes a matter of life or death or is key to navigating economic uncertainty, it appears people turn to tried and true sources of information rather than iffy sites.

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