Why We Believe: Disinformation, Misinformation, and Neuroscience

By |2020-10-14T14:18:45-10:00October 14th, 2020|Categories: Journal, news, Allen|Tags: , , |

“Why We Believe: Disinformation, Misinformation, and Neuroscience” is the title of a paper written by DKI APCSS professor Dr. Ethan Allen for Security Nexus. This article states how disinformation, particularly in social media, may have devastating effects during crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Excerpt Critically, the algorithms that underlie social media platforms exacerbate the different realities that we each see. Social media sites are designed to track what their users each individually see, click on, and listen to, and then to provide them with more information of a similar nature; this is their core, and the basis on which [...]

Disinformation Series Podcast – Internews

By |2020-08-05T14:21:55-10:00August 5th, 2020|Categories: news, Kunce|Tags: , |

On June 24, 2020 DKI-APCSS faculty Dr. Elizabeth Kunce of the College of Security Studies and Ms. Mary Markovinovic, Chief of Public Affairs virtually sat down with Ms. Meghann Rhynard-Geil, Humanitarian Director at Internews as part of the DKI-APCSS educational series on disinformation. The topic of discussion was Internews’ capacity building work and how this helps to counter the negative effects of misinformation and disinformation. Internews is an international nonprofit organization that has been working for more than 35 years to support “healthy media and information environments” with a current presence in some 85 countries. Internews seeks to empower “people [...]

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