Carnegie Mellon University

The growth of social media and other information-sharing platforms has forever changed how we communicate and interact. While these platforms have improved our lives, they’ve also provided vehicles for sharing and amplifying disinformation, hate speech, information warfare and propaganda. As more of our lives move online, we’re increasingly challenged to look beyond these messages to remain informed, thoughtful members of our communities and countries. IDeaS will help people overcome these challenges — and preserve and support the citizenry — through research, education and community-building in these social cybersystems.

The overarching goal of the IDeaS Center at Carnegie Mellon University is to enhance social cyber-security to preserve and support and informed democratic society.  The challenge today is that disinformation, hate speech, information warfare, and propaganda are amplified by cyber-technology like social media. We must remain informed, thoughtful members of our communities and countries, despite online and informational challenges.

Coronavirus

CORONAVIRUS RESEARCH 

Misinformation and Disinformation Regarding Coronavirus in Social Media by the CASOS and IDeaS Centers under the direction of Dr. Kathleen M. Carley

Research at IDeaS Center

New Publication!

David M. Beskow and Kathleen M. Carley, 2020, Characterization and Comparison of Russian and Chinese Disinformation Campaigns. In Shu Kai, Wang Suhang, Dongwon Lee and Huan Liu (Eds.) Disinformation, Misinformation, and Fake News in Social Media: Emerging Research Challenges and Opportunities, Lecture Notes in Social Networks, Springer International Publishing, DOI: 10.1007-978-3-030-42699-6.

Book is due out in June 2020. Preorder here.

Kathleen M. Carley

Director Dr. Kathleen M. Carley

February 27, 2020: Dr. Carley briefs the hill at a panel sponsored by RStreet in Washington, DC.

February 13, 2020: Dr. Carley gives high level talk in Oslo Norway at the "Hacking Democracy: Influence operations in the Digital Age" 

IDeaS Center Research

New Publication!

Matthew Babcock, Ramon Villa-Cox, and Kathleen M. Carley, 2020, Pretending Positive, Pushing False: Comparing Captain Marvel Misinformation Campaigns. In Shu Kai, Wang Suhang, Dongwon Lee and Huan Liu (Eds.) Disinformation, Misinformation, and Fake News in Social Media: Emerging Research Challenges and Opportunities, Lecture Notes in Social Networks, Springer International Publishing, DOI: 10.1007-978-3-030-42699-6.

Book is due out in June 2020. Preorder here.

IDeaS Center Research

New Publication!

Binxuan Huang and Kathleen M. Carley, 2020, Discover Your Social Identity from What You Tweet: A Content Based Approach. In Shu Kai, Wang Suhang, Dongwon Lee and Huan Liu (Eds.) Disinformation, Misinformation, and Fake News in Social Media: Emerging Research Challenges and Opportunities, Lecture Notes in Social Networks, Springer International Publishing, DOI: 10.1007-978-3-030-42699-6.

Book is due out in June 2020. Preorder here.

IDeaS Spring Seminar Series

  • Apr 21 David A. Broniatowski, Associate Professor, George Washington University
  • Apr 28 Binxuan Huang, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University
  • May 5 Sumeet Kumar, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University
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