Call for Volunteers: UW Center for an Informed Public MisInfoDay, Feb 14

Call for Volunteers: UW Center for an Informed Public MisInfoDay

Deadline: Applications due by Friday, February 14, 2020.

UW’s new Center for an Informed Public is hosting the second annual MisInfoDay event on Monday, March 16, from 10:00-2:15. They expect 500 high school students, teachers, and librarians to come ready to learn about how to identify and combat mis- and disinformation.

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Talk: Critical Vote – A Taiwan Post-Election Roundtable, Jan 13

Talk: Critical Vote – A Taiwan Post-Election Roundtable, Jan 13

JANUARY 13, 2020
Kane Hall Walker Ames Room
5:30PM Reception with Refreshments
6:00PM to 8:00PM Roundtable Panel

On January 11, 2020, Taiwan holds its presidential and legislative election. Voters will have the opportunity to elect a new President and Vice President, or re-elect the incumbent administration led by President Tsai Ing-wen and the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP). The 113-seat Legislative Yuan is also up for election. Against the backdrop of the Hong Kong protests and the significant electoral turnout in Hong Kong, the Taiwan election will have major ramifications, both domestically and internationally.

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Events: Confronting Fake News and Misinformation mini-lecture series

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The Provost is hosting a mini-lecture series onĀ Fake News & Misinformation. Speakers include iSchool faculty member Jevin West and adjunct faculty member Kate Starbird.

Muddied waters: Online disinformation during crisis events
April 18 | 5:00-6:15 | Bagley 131
Kate Starbird, Assistant Professor, Human Centered Design & Engineering, University of Washington

Cleaning up our polluted information environments
April 24 | 5:00-6:15 | Gowen 301
Jevin West, Assistant Professor, Information School, University of Washington

The new global politics of weaponized AI propaganda
April 30 | 5:00-6:15 | HUB Lyceum
Berit Anderson, & Editor-in-Chief, Scout.ai, a media company covering the future of technology, its risks and rewards through investigative reporting, analysis, and science fiction