- June 9, 2021 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (AEDT)
(Mis)(Dis)information, Online Social Networks and Mathematics
Hosted by ACEMS
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. In this talk Associate Professor Lewis Mitchell explores mis/disinformation online, and in particular, some of the underlying mathematics governing how all kinds of information spread over social networks.