ACEMS Virtual Public Lecture - (Mis)(Dis)information, online social networks, and mathematics - Assoc Professor Lewis Mitchell


Wednesday 9 June, 12pm-1pm AEST


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In recent years there has been an explosion of concern around terms like 'fake news', 'misinformation', and 'disinformation'. And online social networks such as Twitter and Facebook are often implicated (with good reason) in their spread.

But what do each of these terms mean, how do they differ, and what role do the online social networks really play?

In this lecture we’ll explore mis/disinformation online, and in particular, some of the underlying mathematics governing how all kinds of information spread over social networks.