Misinformation and Media: Mapping the Spread of News on Twitter

The event of media misinformation, defined as an "accidental statement of factually incorrect claims" - which can be "strategic or intentional", leads to raise questions on to what extent Echo Chambers (media environments where people only connect with like-minded others) and Filter Bubbles (resulting from media content being algorithmically selected to match previous consumer choices) impact people's behaviour and contribute to the spread of misinformation.

The Understanding the spread of misinformation in the Australian and US media fields Symposium brings together journalists and researchers, cutting-edge computational methods and first-hand accounts of actors in the field. Within the online networks context, Rob Ackland will be presenting "An Approach for Mapping the Spread of News on Twitter".

Organised by the News and Media Resarch Centre, the symposium is taking place on September 10, 2018 at the University of Canberra.


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