This May, KUOW Public Radio in Seattle partnered with the Center for an Informed Public (CIP) at the University of Washington (UW) to launch a virtual event series called Stand With the Facts. The focus: As false news circulates, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, how can we think critically about how we consume news and information?

Throughout the Stand With the Facts series, KUOW’s Kim Malcolm has interviewed various CIP researchers for their insights about how misinformation is shared and amplified and what people can do to be better information consumers. 

The current series will conclude on July 21 at 1 p.m. PDT with a conversation about community solutions for combating misinformation featuring Chris Coward, a CIP principal investigator, senior principal research scientist at the UW Information School (iSchool) and director of the Technology and Social Change Group (TASCHA).

Watch earlier Stand With the Facts virtual events:

JULY 7, 2020: How Bots and Trolls Leverage a Crisis
Kate Starbird, CIP principal investigator and associate professor in UW’s Department of Human Centered Design and Engineering (HCDE) 


JUNE 23, 2020: Finding Facts During a Crisis
Carl Bergstrom, CIP affiliate researcher and UW Department of Biology professor


JUNE 9, 2020: Big Tech and the Fight Against Misinformation
Ryan Calo, CIP principal investigator, UW School of Law associate professor and a faculty director of UW’s Tech Policy Lab


MAY 26, 2020: How to Spot Fact From Fiction During a Crisis
Jevin West, CIP director and UW Information School associate professor