Emma Spiro, along with colleagues from the Center for an Informed Public (CIP), published an article in the Journal of Quantitative Description: Digital Media (JQD:DM): Kennedy, I., Wack, M., Beers, A., Schafer, J. S., Garcia-Camargo, I., Spiro, E. S., & Starbird, K. (2022). Repeat Spreaders and Election Delegitimization: A Comprehensive Dataset of Misinformation Tweets from the 2020 U.S. Election. Journal of Quantitative Description: Digital Media, 2. https://doi.org/10.51685/jqd.2022.013
TechCrunch highlighted Tanu Mitra’s membership on the newly formed Spotify Safety Advisory Council: “After Rogan COVID-19 controversy. Spotify forms a safety council to rethink its content moderation policies.” Spotify did their official launch this week. It was also announced by Reuters.
Jin Ha Lee and Chris Coward launched their misinformation escape room in a WebJunction webinar attended by over 250 people. The game -- digital and in-person -- is now available for libraries, schools, and others as an experiential approach for learning about and developing resilience to misinformation. Learn more at lokisloop.org
Sabrina Carnesi and Mandi Harris (Cherokee Nation) attended the Children's Literature Association Annual Conference in Atlanta:
- Mandi Harris (Cherokee Nation) moderated the opening plenary conversation between award-winning Indigenous authors Traci Sorell (Cherokee Nation) and Dawn Quigley (Turtle Mountain Band of Ojibwe).
- Mandi Harris (Cherokee Nation) presented a paper titled, “Restorying: Creating Future Ancestors Through Indigenous Picture Books.”
- Sabrina Carnesi presented a paper titled, “The Wonder, the Magic: Everydayness of the Wild in Literature for Black Teens and Tweens.”
Katie Davis was quoted in a press release from Senator Mark Warner's office about his proposed legislation to make it more difficult for tech companies to employ dark patterns in the design of their technologies: “Lawmakers Announce Additional Support for Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Ban Manipulative 'Dark Patterns'.”