This past spring, the Center for an Informed Public kicked off a special virtual event series with KUOW public radio in Seattle focused on misinformation awareness and designed to give people insights, techniques and skills to be better information consumers and prepared to resist disinformation and misinformation. Although the initial series wrapped up in July, the Stand With the Facts series was reprised in September with a focus on disinformation, misinformation and voting. On Sept. 22, KUOW’s Kim Malcolm interviewed the CIP’s Kate Starbird, an associate professor in the UW Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering, and Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman about voting security.
The Stand With the Facts series, which has featured the CIP’s Jevin West (a UW Information School associate professor), Carl Bergstrom (a UW Department of Biology professor), Ryan Calo (a UW School of Law professor), Chris Coward (an iSchool senior principal research scientist and director of the Technology & Social Change Group) and Lisa G. Rosenblum (executive director of the King County Library System), continues Oct. 13 at 1 p.m. PDT with a discussion about how election disinformation targets communities of color. That event will feature Michelle Merriweather (president and CEO of the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle) and Oskar Zambrano (director of civic engagement and advocacy at the Latino Community Fund).
- Check out this recent KUOW article for highlights from the entire Stand with the Facts series and valuable lessons about misinformation.