Event: MisinfoCon, A Summit on Misinformation, Feb 24–26, at MIT Media Lab & The Nieman Foundation for Journalism

To Inform is to Influence

By Jeanne Brooks, James Geary, Burt Herman, Jenny 8. Lee, Phillip Smith, and Claire Wardle

Misinformation, and increasingly disinformation, is distorting the public’s ability to make sense of the world around them, threatening the democratic process around the globe. While not a new phenomenon, the problem is compounded by both the speed that information travels in our networked world, and the technological and cultural “filter bubbles” that we live our lives in. This problem impacts everyone.

To figure out how to address the issue and work on solutions — both social and technological —The First Draft Coalition, The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard and Hacks/Hackers are convening MisinfoCon: A Summit on Misinformation at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard and MIT Media Lab in Cambridge, MA onFebruary 24–26.

This challenge requires a big tent solution

This will be one of the…

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