Mens et Manus America: The Truth about Fake News

Mens et Manus America: The Truth about Fake News

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Building E25, 111 - 45 CARLETON ST

Fake news is big news. Barely a day goes by without a new development about the veracity of social media or foreign meddling in U.S. elections. Adding to the confusion is speculation about what’s behind such developments — is the motivation deliberate and political, or is it a case of uninformed misinformation? And who is spreading the word online, rogue AI bots or agitated humans?

These were among the questions that Sinan Aral, Soroush Vosoughi and Deb Roy sought to address in the largest-ever longitudinal study of the spread of false news online.

In this Mans et Manus event, Sinan Aral of MIT Sloan and Soroush Vosoughi of the Media Lab will help us understand the science of fake news and what it may mean for our democracy, our politics, our businesses and our public health.

The presentation will be followed by group discussion regarding the action implications of fake news.

Please register via this link to help us plan.