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Selected media stories about CSMR:

November 16, 2018

"We think the Russian Trolls are still out there: attempts to identify them with ML"

Center for Social Media Responsibility researchers trained a Machine Learning model to detect Russian Trolls. Their work informs journalists about influence campaigns and related mischief.

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November 3, 2018

"Social Media's Misinformation Battle: No Winners, So Far"

With the U.S. midterm elections just a few days away, CSMR Iffy Quotient analysis shows that Facebook and Twitter are making some headway in the battle against online misinformation and hate speech.

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October 10, 2018

"Researchers unveil tool to track disinformation on social media"

The University of Michigan Center for Social Media Responsibility unveiled a new metric titled the “Iffy Quotient,” which determines how frequently stories from the questionable sources are shared on Facebook and Twitter.

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July 16, 2018

"U-M’s Social Integrity site promotes good digital citizenship"

Aviv Ovadya outlines three tactics which will play key roles in the future of war.

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May 3, 2018

CB Insights: Research - "Memes That Kill: The Future Of Information Warfare"

Nikki Sunstrum, Garlin Gilchrist II, and Clifford Lampe discuss the CSMR website.

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May 3, 2018

"Trolls Take Over Some Official U.S. Twitter Accounts"

Libby Hemphill weighs in The Wall Street Journal.

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April 30, 2018

"The Era of Fake Video Begins"

Aviv Ovadya’s infopocalypse theory is explored in The Atlantic.

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April 9, 2018

"What Your Kids Want to Tell You About Social Media"

Sarita Schoenebeck sheds light on parents' social media use in The Health Cast.

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April 2, 2018

"Facebook privacy concerns highlight combined data-ethics course adoption trend"

Garlin Gilchrist provides expert advisory statement in the Education Drive.

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March 12, 2018

"Former Obama social media manager doesn't blame technology for rise of fake news"

Interview with Garlin Gilchrist and Aviv Ovadya on The Daily Dot.

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March 10, 2018

"New University of Michigan center to tackle 'social media responsibility'"

Garlin Gilchrist discusses the center's mission on MLive.

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March 9, 2018

"New Center at the University of Michigan Information School Will Fight ‘Fake News’"

UMSI Dean Finholt and Garlin Gilchrist quoted on Publishers Weekly.

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March 7, 2018

"Social media offers dark spaces for political campaigning"

Garlin Gilchrist quoted on Deseret News.

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February 22, 2018

"What's worse than fake news? The distortion of reality itself"

Opinion piece by Aviv Ovadya on the Washington Post World Post.

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February 13, 2018

"He Predicted the 2016 Fake News Crisis: Now He's Worried About an Information Apocalpse"

Aviv Ovadya interview on the BuzzFeed News.

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