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Thursday, August 23 • 11:00am - 11:20am
Visual Mis- and Disinformation

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My presentation focuses on why we all need to pay more attention to the role of images when it comes to mis- and disinformation. My talk draws on new research from a collaborative project with First Draft on the role of mis- and disinformation images in the 2017 UK and French elections. I will highlight lessons learned about what journalists could look out for in terms of potentially problematic images (especially during elections) and will suggest ways forward for training as well.

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Farida Vis

Visual Social Media Lab
Director of the Visual Social Media Lab (VSML), which brings together researchers from academia and industry interested in better understanding the role of social media images. Since working closely with The Guardian in 2011 to better understand the role of rumours on Twitter at... Read More →

Thursday August 23, 2018 11:00am - 11:20am GMT-03
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