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DT Faculty David Carroll Speaks In D.C. At Hearing On Social Media Misinformation

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Follow David Carroll’s Twitter account for insights and live updates during the hearing.

From The Portland Press Herald:

“In a rare move, some members of the British Parliament are traveling to Washington, D.C., this week to question Facebook, Google and Twitter about fake news and the spread of misinformation on their platforms. Experts say that by coming to the U.S., U.K. officials are signaling how seriously they’re contending with the issue.

The House of Commons’ Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport Committee will hold a hearing Thursday as part of an evidence-gathering mission to understand how disinformation campaigns and false news reports affect British elections and society. This is the first time a House of Commons committee will broadcast live a public hearing from outside the U.K. Representatives from the tech companies, media researchers and news industry executives will gather before the 11-person, cross-party committee at George Washington University.

 ‘The committee understands that the businesses that created this moral panic originated here. And they recognize that we are ahead of them in confronting it from a policy perspective and a national conversation perspective,’ said David Carroll, a professor of media design at Parsons The New School for Design, who will speak as an expert witness at the hearing. …”
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