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Tuesday, August 04, 2015
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
CNLS Conference Room (TA-3, Bldg 1690)


Uncovering the Dynamics of Online Rumoring during Crisis Events: A Multi-Dimensional Signature Approach

Kate Starbird
University of Washington

In this talk, I offer an overview and present preliminary findings from a collaborative project that examines online rumoring in the context of crisis events. The project has duals goals: 1) enhancing our understanding of why and how rumors spread on Twitter after crisis events; and 2) developing methods for detecting rumors using the "collective intelligence" of the crowd. This presentation will cover our efforts in both of these regards. Additionally, I will talk about the methods we are developing/evolving for doing mixed-method research on "big" social data.

Host: Reid Priedhorsky