About eighteen months ago I wrote a blog post called The Social Media Nuclear Option, explaining my concerns about the power of social media to distort public opinion. I have continued pursuing this topic, and am pleased to announce that I'll be co-chairing the Workshop on Identifying and Combating Disinformation in Big Data at the 2018 IEEE Conference on Big Data.
The workshop will focus on the intersection of computer science, archival science, and social science. Its discussion will aim to discover new strategies to counter disinformation.
I am excited and grateful for this opportunity to contribute to solving such a dangerous problem.