Large Scale Interventions for Reducing Threats to Safety and Trustworthiness on Social Media

Research Overview

Drs. Sarita Schoenebeck (School of Information), Eric Gilbert (School of Information) and Jenny Radesky (Pediatrics) develop an automated system to continuously track how misinformation starts and spreads on Twitter and how harassment spreads in Reddit communities. They will then generate scripts to counter misinformation and harassment, and use a randomized, controlled trial to assess the effectiveness of their intervention.

Research Impact

Research Team

Sarita Schoenebeck, Associate Professor, School of Information

Eric Gilbert, Associate Professor, School of Information, Computer Science and Engineering

Jenny Radesky, Assistant Professor, Medical School, Division of Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics