Dr. Filippo Menacer on Fake News Spreading

Premiere DateJun 28, 2017
Categories Culture Politics Talk
00:00 Intro
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00:44 Filippo Menczer
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03:30 Study Findings
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04:50 Limited Attention, Biases, and Other Blame Factors
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07:03 Difficulty of Policing Bots
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10:50 Consumer's Role in the Spread of Fake News
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14:48 Outro
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15:30 The Apple The Garden
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16:56 Finish
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Dr. Filippo Menczer joins the show to discuss his recent study exploring the spread of fake news on social media websites, the difficulty of problematic bots, and how people can educate themselves against low-quality information.

Dr. Filippo Menczer is a professor of informatics and computer science at the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing. He’s also the co-author of a paper exploring the virality of “low-quality information” or fake news. Click here to read more about the study.

Joe Virgillito is a staff writer and podcast producer at BTRtoday He is a graduate of Quinnipiac University with a degree in journalism. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and wandering around aimlessly, as…

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