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Virtual public lecture: (Mis)(Dis)information, online social networks, and mathematics

  • 9 Jun 2021
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (AEST)
  • via Zoom, times are AEST

Associate Professor, Lewis Mitchell, University of Adelaide

Wednesday 9 June, 12pm-1pm AEST

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In recent years there has been an explosion of concern around terms like “fake news”, “misinformation”, and “disinformation”. And online social networks such as Twitter and Facebook are often implicated (with good reason) in their spread. But what do each of these terms mean, how do they differ, and what role do the online social networks really play? In this talk Associate Professor Lewis Mitchell explores mis/disinformation online, and in particular, some of the underlying mathematics governing how all kinds of information spread over social networks.

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