Massachusetts Institute of Technology

For A Project Using Crowdsourcing To Identify Misinformation Online

  • Amount
    $300,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    8/17/2019
  • Term
    12 Months
  • Type of Support
    Project
Overview
This gift to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will support research to develop crowdsourcing techniques to effectively identify false and misleading news articles. The results will then be used to write and publish scientific papers that inform the greater community and help improve product design in social media.
About the Grantee
Grantee Website
www.mit.edu 
Address
77 Massachusetts Avenue
26-237
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307
Grants to this Grantee
for support of the Election Data and Science Lab  
The MIT Election Data and Science Lab advances and disseminates scientific knowledge about the conduct of elections, primarily in the United States but with attention to the rest of the world. By addressing the multiple audiences of academic researchers, the general public, and practitioners, it serves a unique role among individuals and institutions dedicated to improving the conduct of American elections and supports a growing network of election science research centers across the U.S. This supplemental grant will expand capacity to meet the unanticipated demands of the 2020 elections.

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