The ASU News Co/Lab helps people juggle the relentless stream of information that bombards us daily and become smarter media consumers. By improving media literacy, they hope to stem the spread of disinformation.
An algorithm, called Defend, is being developed by GSI's ASU professor Huan Liu & doctoral student Kai Shu to scrutinize news being shared on social media and warn consumers of its potential falseness. Read this EdScoop article for more.
Disinformation increases social divisions and undermines our democracy. ASU Research Scientist Scott Ruston says that defending ourselves against this willful deception is part of our civic duty — and explains how to do so.