When Tanu Mitra saw a faculty job posting at the University of Washington Information School late last year, the computer scientist said that she was instantly drawn to it. “This is the powerhouse,” Mitra said of the iSchool, where she recently started as an assistant professor with expertise in social computing, computer-supported cooperative work and online misinformation.
CIP affiliate researcher Mary Fan interviewed about how police body cameras and bystander video can tell different stories
The Verge recently interviewed CIP affiliate researcher Mary Fan about how police body cameras and bystander video can tell different stories.
In a recent editorial about the social media during crisis situations, The Seattle Times Editorial Board cited the work of the Center for an Informed Public to conduct "urgently needed research to help regulators and social-media platforms come together to tame this Wild West of information without impinging on free speech."
Studying misinformation shared following the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, Starbird and a team of academics found that a popular breaking news Twitter account shared three of six false rumors they had identified.
CIP researchers share new research examining how a recent example of widely shared misinformation was amplified and spread by influential Twitter users.