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Designing Solutions to Misinformation

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This project is an investigation of how UI and UX elements can affect the consumption and spread of misinformation on social media platforms. In particular, we are exploring how design can mitigate the negative effects of social metrics (SM) and filtering algorithms (FA) on the consumption and spread of information and news on such platforms. The assumption is that we can influence users’ behavior and try to limit the spread of misinformation by designing new ways to present and visualize SM and to increase users’ awareness of the hidden effects of FA and SM. This assumption is based on previous research on the impact of UX design on user’s digital behavior.

By

Paolo Ciuccarelli and Estefania Ciliotta

CfD Team Members

Other Team Members

Sara Colombo, Rohan Tandon and Nicole Zizzi

Research Areas

Design + Journalism

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