Fake News and Informed Citizens

Law & Technology: Challenges to Democratic Institutions

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 12:15pm
011 Robertson Hall
Event Category: 
Public Speaker
Princeton University Community: Faculty, Fellows, Students, Staff

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The first in a series of workshops exploring how technological developments may unsettle foundations of American democracy.  Each session features a scholar who will explain the challenge and lead a discussion of exploring the dimensions of the problem and possible solutions.

Fake News on Facebook is all the rage right now, but what do we know about its impacts and how it spreads? Join CITP Fellow Katherine Haenschen for a discussion of recent research pertaining to Fake News and how information spreads on Facebook generally. 

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Katherine Haenschen
CITP Fellow

Katherine Haenschen is a postdoctoral research associate at CITP. Her research explores the intersection of digital media and political participation and has a specific focus in how online interactions influence offline and online behaviors. She has developed new methods to conduct field experiments within online networks, and she is currently working on a project to compare self-reported survey answers with digital records of online activity. Haenschen is also appointed as a visiting scholar at the Annette Strauss Institute at the University of Texas at Austin. Her work has been published in the Journal of Communication and presented at leading conferences in communication and political science. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin and previously graduated from the University of Chicago and Columbia University.

Co Sponsor(s): 
Center for Information Technology Policy