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.
But what do each of these terms mean, how do they differ, and what role do the online social networks really play?
In this public lecture, Associate Professor Lewis Mitchell will explore mis/disinformation online, and in particular, some of the underlying mathematics governing how all kinds of information spread over social networks.
The lecture will be 45-minute presentation followed by Q & A.
This lecture is part of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers (ACEMS) Virtual Public Lecture Series.