Global Fact 7: Fakes, misinformation and fact-checking
About this video
In this session, part of International fact-checking network Global Fact 7 Virtual, panelists will present ongoing research on misinformation and fact-checking from around the world.
About the Speaker
Senior Research Fellow, Programme Director of the MSc in Social Data Science
Dr Scott A. Hale is a Senior Research Fellow, Social Data Science MSc Programme Co-Director, and Turing Fellow. He develops and applies computer science techniques to the social sciences focusing on sociolinguistics, collective action, and misinformation.
Associate Professor at the Departement of Communication, Kristiania University College
Bente Kalsnes is Associate Professor at the Departement of Communication, Kristiania University College. Her research interest include how social media and other communication technologies impact politics, digital journalism, fake news and disinformation.
PhD Student, Department of Communication Studies Research Associate, and Research Fellow, Center for Media Engagement, University of Texas at Austin
Jessica is a doctoral candidate in Communication Studies, with a concentration in political communication, at the University of Texas at Austin. She also works as a Research Associate for the Center for Media Engagement.
Senior Lecturer, Department of Communication, Namibia University of Science and Technology
Dr Mare holds a PhD & Masters of Arts in Journalism & Media Studies from Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa. He also holds a Master’s of Science in Sociology & Social Anthropology & a BSc Honours in Sociology from the University of Zimbabwe.
Adjunct Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs, SIPA, Columbia University
Thomas Kent teaches about the world information war and international journalism at the Harriman Institute. He is the former president & CEO of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, a senior fellow of the Jamestown Foundation & a specialist in Russian affairs.
Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Karlstad
Dr Marju Himma-Kadakas' research is part of the Ander Centre for Research on News and Opinion in the Digital Era (NODE). She is also a part-time Research Fellow of journalism University of Tartu, Estonia.