The Information War: Fake News, Privacy and Big Data
An information war is underway. Politicians, advertisers and even scientists are using the internet (and your own data) to commandeer your attention and influence your actions. They know who you are and what you’ll respond to. Some, we’ve seen, are not above promoting half-truths, making predictions from biased data, misrepresenting results and boldly defending outright lies to get what they want.
How can you know what to believe? And who to trust with your data?
Join UW experts in data science, social media and law to learn the latest techniques to detect fake news and BS data. Panelists will examine the power of viral campaigns and delve into ways your personal data is being collected and used to target you. This event is hosted by University of Washington Master of Science in Data Science in partnership with UW Professional and Continuing Education and the eScience Institute.
6:00 p.m. Doors open. Come early to grab a drink and snack
6:30 p.m. Panelist Presentations
7:00 p.m. Discussion/Q&A
7:40 p.m. Meet the faculty
Jevin West, Assistant Professor, UW Information School
Kate Starbird, Assistant Professor, UW Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering
Ryan Calo, Assistant Professor, UW School of Law