Digital media monitoring, including on in-language social media platforms, is a critical component to understanding disinformation narratives that are spreading and enabling trusted experts and media outlets to respond to false claims in a timely and effective manner. Cameron Hickey will share the latest findings of his team of in-language media monitors and help reporters know what to look for particularly about Covid-19, vaccines and boosters, treatments and related public health issues.
Was Live Wed, Feb 8, 2023 | 11 am PT
- Cameron Hickey, CEO of the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC), an expert in misinformation and its effects on democracy, Cameron has served as the Director of the Algorithmic Transparency Institute, a current project of NCoC, for the past 3 years. His expertise in the analysis of misinformation has led to the development of groundbreaking tools like Junkipedia and the establishment of the people-powered misinformation monitoring program, the Civic Listening Corps. Prior to joining NCoC, Hickey helped lead the Shorenstein Center’s Information Disorder Lab at the Harvard Kennedy School to monitor mis- and disinformation in the 2018 midterm elections. Cameron is an Emmy-Award winner with work appearing on PBS NewsHour, Nova, Bill Moyers, and The New York Times