24 min

Making Sense of Misinformation, Disinformation, Fake News, Memes, Twitter Bots, and Intent in Social Media‪.‬ Superheroes of Science

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Matthew DeVerna, Ph.D. student, from the Observatory on Social Media (OSoMe) at Indiana University discusses many aspects of “misinformation”. These include things like ‘fake news’, some types of memes, rumors or unverified information, the intent of a post, and disinformation. Below are some of the tools that the Observatory on Social Media at IU have created to help users sieve through information to better spot misinformation, and not (hopefully) propagate it. As a bonus, Matthew gives us a heads-up about a new dashboard that OSoMe is working on to visualize the relationship between COVID-19 vaccine adoption and online (mis)information in the United States.  

Matthew DeVerna, Ph.D. student, from the Observatory on Social Media (OSoMe) at Indiana University discusses many aspects of “misinformation”. These include things like ‘fake news’, some types of memes, rumors or unverified information, the intent of a post, and disinformation. Below are some of the tools that the Observatory on Social Media at IU have created to help users sieve through information to better spot misinformation, and not (hopefully) propagate it. As a bonus, Matthew gives us a heads-up about a new dashboard that OSoMe is working on to visualize the relationship between COVID-19 vaccine adoption and online (mis)information in the United States.  

24 min