Defending Against Disinformation

Lecture / Panel
For NYU Community

2 Cybersecurity faculty members

Lessons on what worked (and what didn't) from the pandemic to the Russian invasion. This talk will review case studies of specific harmful false narratives, some of which were successfully defended against, and some that were not. We consider what these successes and failures teach us, and what they mean for future research.

Speaker Bio: Laura Edelson is a Ph.D. Candidate in Computer Science at NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering. Laura studies online political communication and develops methods to identify inauthentic content and activity. Her research has powered reporting on social media ad spending in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and the Atlantic. Prior to her current time in academia, Laura was a software engineer for Palantir and Factset. During her time in industry, her work focused on applied machine learning and big data.