Filippo Menczer
Filippo Menczer

Episode 28: If your friend believes it, then it must be true - tracking the spread of fake news across networks.

Release Date: 3/15/2017

Guest:Filippo Menczer

Filippo Menczer is a professor of informatics and computer science at Indiana University, Bloomington. He is an ACM Distinguished Scientist and a Senior Research Fellow of The Kinsey Institute. His research focuses on Web and data science, social network analysis, social computation, Web mining, and modeling of complex information networks. His work on the spread of information and misinformation in social media has been covered in many US and international news sources, including The New York Times , Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, NPR , PBS, CNN, BBC, Economist , Guardian, Atlantic, Reuters, Science , and Nature. His recent work includes Hoaxy , a way to "visualize the spread of claims and fact checking."

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