All Cyber News News August 17, 2021

The National Science Foundation Awards 3M to Collaborative UW and Stanford Team

A new grant aims to support a collaborative team of both Stanford and University of Washington researchers, as they explore new areas of study in the mis- and disinformation field.
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The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a $3 million collaborative grant to a team led by the University of Washington’s Center for an Informed Public (CIP) and supported by Stanford University to study ways to apply collaborative, rapid-response research to mitigate online disinformation.

As part of this effort, Stanford's Internet Observatory's Renée DiResta, and Jeff Hancock of the Department of Communication and the Stanford Social Media Lab will work to develop models and theories of how disinformation is seeded, cultivated and spread that take into account the sociotechnical nature of the problem. 

 

Renee DiResta

Research Manager, Stanford Internet Observatory
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Jeff Hancock

Director, Stanford Social Media Lab, Cyber Policy Center
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