Researchers at Indiana University Bloomington have created the “Truthy” database, which is designed to track political smears, misinformation, and other “social pollution” on Twitter. The focus of the research project is understanding how information propagates through complex socio-technical information networks. The project is especially interested in identifying and containing misinformation that comes from political campaigns. The database will be open to all to encourage open political debate.
Using Twitter to Track Misinformation and Hate Speech
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Ellyssa Valenti Kroski is the Director of Information Technology and Marketing at the New York Law Institute as well as an award-winning editor and author of 75 books including Law Librarianship in the Age of AI for which she won the AALL's 2020 Joseph L. Andrews Legal Literature Award. She is a librarian, an adjunct faculty member at Drexel and San Jose State Universities, and an international conference speaker. She received the 2017 Library Hi Tech Award from the ALA/LITA for her long-term contributions in the area of Library and Information Science technology and its application. She can be found at: http://www.amazon.com/author/ellyssa
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