Carnegie Mellon University

It Hasn't Even Been A Year: Social Media and Disinformation in the US Since November 2020

with Dr. Jennifer Golbeck

Tuesday, September 14, 2021
5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET

In the months since the 2020 US Presidential election, American social media has hosted a wide range of conspiracy theories, misinformation, and disinformation around the election; the insurrection; and COVID vaccination, policy, and treatment. This talk will tour some of the more significant points from this time, highlight the impactful research that has shed light on these phenomena, and discuss paths forward for measuring, understanding, and intervening in US domestic online extremism. 

This is the inaugural lecture of the Social Cybersecurity series within the IPS Policy Forum and is presented in partnership with the Carnegie Mellon Center for Informed Democracy & Social Cybersecurity (IDeaS)

About Dr. Jennifer Golbeck:

Jennifer Golbeck is a Professor in the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. Her research focuses on artificial intelligence and social media, privacy, and trust on the web. She received an AB in Economics and an SB and SM in Computer Science at the University of Chicago, and a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, College Park.