CIND's inaugural workshop

CIND 2024 Workshop: Political and Information Networks

April 25-26, 2024 Various Times
  • Annenberg School, Room 500

The Center for Information Networks and Democracy will bring together a stellar group of interdisciplinary scholars to discuss research on information networks and their political impact.


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Thursday, April 25

  • 8:30-9:00am | Breakfast (workshop participants)
  • 9:00-9:15 | Welcome remarks
  • 9:15-10:45 | Keynote: Emma Spiro, University of Washington, "Rumors Have Rules"
  • 10:45-11:00 | Coffee break (workshop participants)
  • 11:00-12:00pm | Paper 1: Herbert Chang, Dartmouth College, "Liberals Engage with More Diverse Media Policy Topics and Toxic Content than Conservatives on Social Media"
  • 12:00-1:00 | Paper 2: Ceren Budak, University of Michigan, "The Persistence of Misinformation Ties"
  • 1:00-2:00 | Lunch (workshop participants)
  • 2:00-3:00 | Paper 3: Nejla Asimovic, University of Pennsylvania, "Bridging the Digital Divide: Data Access and Integration of Venezuelan Migrants in Colombia"
  • 3:00-4:00 | Paper 4: Aaron Shaw, Northwestern University, "Trustworthy Online Governance: Some Preliminary Concepts & Evidence"
  • 4:00-4:30 | Coffee break (workshop participants)
  • 4:30-5:30 | Round table: "Epistemologies and Data Limits", with Homa Hosseinmardi, Kevin Munger and Chloe Ahn.
  • 6:30-8:30 | Dinner at the White Dog (invited speakers only)

Friday, April 26

  • 8:30-9:15am | Breakfast (workshop participants)
  • 9:15-10:45 | Keynote: Dean Eckles, MIT, "Learning from Randomized Interventions in Social Media"
  • 10:45-11:00 | Coffee break (workshop participants)
  • 11:00-12:00pm | Paper 5: Katya Ognyanova, Rutgers University, "The Role of Networks in Evaluating and Correcting Political Information"
  • 12:00-1:00 | Paper 6: Hirokazu Shirado, Carnegie Mellon University, "Emergence and Collapse of Reciprocity in Semiautomatic Driving Coordination Experiments with Humans"
  • 1:00-2:00 | Lunch (workshop participants)
  • 2:00-3:00 | Flash Talks
  • 3:00-4:00 | Round table: "Research Priorities in the Era of AI", with Danaë Metaxa, Mako Hill, and Sam Wolken
  • 4:00-4:15 | Closing remarks
  • 4:15-5:30 | Happy Hour at Louie Louie (workshop participants)

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