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Kim Studies Health Misinformation on Social Media

Misinformation and fake news are rampant in the current media environment. Of particular concern is misinformation regarding health issues, like vaccines, infectious diseases, or cancer. Widespread health misinformation is cause for alarm, as it has the potential to create public health crises. The recent measles outbreak is a prime example.

How can we stop the spread of heath misinformation?

Annenberg Presentations at APSA 2019

Eleven Annenberg faculty members and graduate students will present at the American Political Science Association’s 2019 Meeting, to be held August 29 – September 1 in Washington, D.C.

The presentations are listed below. For the full program, visit APSA’s conference website.

Wednesday, August 28

Preconference Panels

Misinformation and Propaganda around the Globe

Understanding Why Teachers Discriminate Against Minority Students

Teachers spend their time educating young people, imparting both intellectual knowledge and practical life skills, in an attempt to help children grow into adults. They often do this for low pay and little thanks. They are the best of us, or at least they’re supposed to be.

But teachers are regular people, too. And regular people have biases that sometimes inhibit their abilities to do their jobs.

When You Watch Online Porn, Who Is Watching You?

A forthcoming study — authored by Annenberg School for Communication alumni Elena Maris (Ph.D. ’18) and Timothy Libert (Ph.D. ’17) and doctoral candidate Jennifer R. Henrichsen — analyzed over 22,000 pornography websites and found that 93% of them were sending user data to at least one third party.

Annenberg Presentations at IC2S2 2019

Five Annenberg faculty members and graduate students will present at the 5th International Conference on Computational Social Science, to be held July 17-20 in The Netherlands.

The presentations are listed below. All events will be held at the University of Amsterdam. For the full program, visit the IC2S2 conference website.

Thursday, July 18

4:45-5:00

Cognition (C0.02 / 2D)

MIC Center Releases “The Platform Economy and the Future of the City” Report

The Media, Inequality & Change (MIC) Center is pleased to release its newest report, entitled "The Platform Economy and the Future of the City." In addition to including a summary of the MIC Center's recent conference of the same name, the report makes recommendations for how Philadelphia can maximize the benefits of the platform economy for all.

Annenberg Presentations at IAMCR 2019

Eleven Annenberg faculty members and graduate students will present at the International Association for Media and Communication Research’s 2019 Conference, to be held July 7-11 in Madrid, Spain.

The presentations are listed below. All events will be held at the Complutense University of Madrid. For the full program, visit IAMCR’s conference website.

Monday, July 8

8:30-10:00

Algorithms and Privacy

Fernández Wins 2019 IAMCR Urban Communication Research Grant

The International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) and the Urban Communication Foundation (UCF) announced earlier this week that Doctoral Student Arlene Fernández is the winner of the 2019 Urban Communication Research Grant. The prize will be officially awarded during the upcoming IAMCR conference, held July 7-11, 2019 in Madrid.

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