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.
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.
The Provost is hosting a mini-lecture series on 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