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Truth in an Age of Information

Alan Dix Orcid Logo

Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Computer-Human Interaction Research and Applications, Pages: 7 - 14

Swansea University Author: Alan Dix Orcid Logo

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Many of the issues in the modern world are complex and multifaceted: migration, banking, not to mention climate change and Covid. Furthermore, social-media, which at first seemed to offer more reliable 'on the ground' citizen journalism, has instead become a seedbed of dis-information. Tru...

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Published in: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Computer-Human Interaction Research and Applications
ISBN: 978-989-758-609-5
ISSN: 2184-3244
Published: SCITEPRESS - Science and Technology Publications 2022
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URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa62399
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Abstract: Many of the issues in the modern world are complex and multifaceted: migration, banking, not to mention climate change and Covid. Furthermore, social-media, which at first seemed to offer more reliable 'on the ground' citizen journalism, has instead become a seedbed of dis-information. Trust in media has plummeted, just when it has become essential. This is a problem, but also an opportunity for research in HCI that can make a real difference in the world. The majority of work in this area, from various disciplines including datascience, AI and HCI, is focused on combatting misinformation - fighting back against bad actors. However, we should also think about doing better - helping good actors to curate, disseminate and comprehend information better. There is exciting work in this area, but much still to do.
Keywords: Argumentation; Echo Chambers; Fake News; Misinformation; Provenance; Qualitative-quantitaive Reasoning
College: Faculty of Science and Engineering
Start Page: 7
End Page: 14