AB-Designing Against Misinformation

By March 17, 2018comp-5005, Data science
Annotated bibliography

Designing Against Misinformation

Jeff Smith, Product Designer, Grace Jackson, User Experience Researcher, and Seetha Raj, Content Strategist ( 21 December 2017)

Paper’s reference in the IEEE style?

J. Smith, “Designing Against Misinformation,” Facebook Design, 20-Dec-2017. .

How did you find the paper?

Linked from https://newsroom.fb.com/news/2018/01/trusted-sources/

If applicable, write a list of the search terms you used.

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Was the paper peer reviewed? Explain how you found out.

This document is a Medium post from senior Facebook product personnel.

Does the author(s) work in a university or a government-funded research institute? If so, which university or research institute? If not, where do they work?


What does this tell you about their expertise? Are they an expert in the topic area?


What was the paper about?

After the initial news and reviews about fake news, Facebook implemented a system by which fact checkers reviewed articles and, if they found them to be questionable, these articles would be flagged as ‘Disputed’.

There are a few issues with fact-checking and applying disputed flags:

After a year of research, Facebook is going to cease using ‘Disputed’ flags, and instead will show related articles so as to provide additional context to the article in question.

Research (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jcom.12166/full) supports the idea of surfacing related stories to offset misinformation and reduce misperceptions.

If applicable, is this paper similar to other papers you have read for this assignment? If so, which papers and why?


If applicable, is this paper different to other papers you have read for this assignment? If so, which papers and why?


What do these similarities and differences suggest? What are your observations? Do you have any new ideas? Do you have any conclusions?

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This question is to be answered after your critical analysis is completed: Which sections (if any) of your critical analysis was this paper cited in?