Episode 33

Fact vs Fake: Targeting Misinformation on Social Media

It’s getting harder and harder to distinguish between fact and fiction on your social media feeds. One of the biggest issues we face is the deliberate spread of false information over platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

Because of the network properties of those platforms, it’s not hard to see how wrong, or even dangerous, information can end up in the news feeds and the minds a lot of people.

In this episode, we explore what a team of researchers with CSIRO’s Data61 and ACEMS at The University of Adelaide is doing to tackle this problem.

Our guest is Dr Mehwish Nasim, an ACEMS Associate Investigator, who recently moved from The University of Adelaide to Data61.

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