University of Washington

For Support Of The Center For An Informed Public's Research On Digital Disinformation

  • Amount
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
  • Term
    36 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Program
Societies are experiencing a profound shift in how we participate in public discourse. While this new paradigm has many positive implications, it has also opened the door to disinformation and other forms of networked manipulation — which function not only to mislead and divide, but also to diminish trust in democratic institutions. The proposed Center for an Informed Public at the University of Washington will integrate original research, policy, education, and outreach to resist strategic misinformation, promote an informed society, and strengthen democratic discourse. The Center will develop and maintain sociotechnical infrastructure to support researchers and community fellows in conducting research into online interactions to better understand these challenges.
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