Wednesday, November 06, 2019

Webinar: Social Media in the Age of Misinformation

The Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) has a webinar which is free to members and US $25 to non-members. It is on 12 November 2019 at 11-12 US Eastern time (which is, e.g. 4pm-5pm UK time): Social Media in the Age of Misinformation. "YouTube is one of the most important platforms for the networked public sphere. The site is a search engine, social network, repository, and alternative to television. Its algorithms also contribute to the formation of filter bubbles and the spread of misinformation. In this talk, "Misinformation in the Networked Public Sphere: The Case of YouTube," Jonas Kaiser [Affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society and Associate Researcher at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet & Society] will talk about his research on YouTube in Germany, the United States, and Brazil. Based on the example of videos about the Zika virus, Kaiser will highlight the risks of algorithms in the context of misinformation. Learning Objectives: - Participants will learn about filter bubbles on YouTube. - Participants will learn about the case study of health misinformation in Brazilian YouTube - Participants will learn about the risks of recommendation algorithms - Participants will develop a more critical understanding of misinformation in the networked public sphere"
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Photo by Sheila Webber: National Maritime Museum, October 2019

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