Designing to Combat Misinformation

February 8, 2017 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

In 2013, the World Economic Forum (WEF) called the spread of “massive digital misinformation” a major global risk. WEF’s warning mainly highlighted the effects of media-induced “digital wildfires” — misinformation that spreads quickly through digital means, usually unintentionally and through social media, or intentionally within an echo chamber of like-minded people. But, misinformation isn’t new, and the digital context has brought awareness to it while exacerbating it. The long-term implications are starting to become very clear.

In this talk, I’ll cover what contributes to misinformation, why it’s important to tackle it, examples of long-term implications of misinformation in the context of global access to digital reproductive health care information and services, and strategic design solutions that can be applied to reveal the truth.

FIT – Haft Auditorium
227 W 27th Street, New York, NY 10001