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When Coronavirus Misinformation Goes Viral

When Coronavirus Misinformation Goes Viral

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, it can be hard to keep track of what's real and what's not. There is a constant deluge of news from across the world, some of it is based on false assumptions or panicky reactions that fail to put data or science into the proper context. This week…
An Epidemic of AI Misinformation

An Epidemic of AI Misinformation

Maybe every paper abstract should have a mandatory field of what the limitations of the proposed approach are. That way some of the science miscommunications and hypes could maybe be avoided.— Sebastian Risi (@risi1979) October 28, 2019 The media is often tempted to report each tiny new advance in a field, be it AI or…
Misinformation Has Created a New World Disorder

Misinformation Has Created a New World Disorder

As someone who studies the impact of misinformation on society, I often wish the young entrepreneurs of Silicon Valley who enabled communication at speed had been forced to run a 9/11 scenario with their technologies before they deployed them commercially. One of the most iconic images from that day shows a large clustering of New…
Fear, Misinformation, and Measles Spread in Brooklyn

Fear, Misinformation, and Measles Spread in Brooklyn

It was October 31, a balmy day in Brooklyn, and Alexander Arroyo was walking around his neighborhood dressed as an octopus, pushing his 2-month-old daughter in a carriage, as his wife chased their toddler through the after-school Halloween trick-or-treat crowd. As the family filled their bags with candy, Arroyo’s phone rang and he stopped to…

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100 Thieves Won’t Compete In Call Of Duty World League, And...

GameSpot may get a commission from retail offers. One of the biggest and most prominent eSports organizations--100 Thieves--will not have a team competing in the Call of Duty World League scheduled to begin in 2020.In a video statement, 100 Thieves founder Matthew "Nadeshot" Haag said the decision basically came down to money. Activision charges a…

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