How Fake News Spreads Through Online Social Networks: A #CRAMTO 2019 talk by @Gruzd #RyersonU #ThisIsTRSM

Find out how connecting two dots by a line over and over becomes a striking and effective way to study how misinformation spreads online.

Dive into the fascinating world of network science with Dr. Anatoliy Gruzd, Director of Research at Ryerson University Social Media Lab and Canada Research Chair in Social Media Data Stewardship as he presents his talk, titled How Fake News Spreads Through Online Social Networks at the Ted Rogers School of Management this evening. The talk is part of CRAM – a one of a kind, free learning festival that gives curious minds across the GTA a chance to discover the ground-breaking research of Toronto’s four universities.

In the world of network science, people and information are represented by the connections and interactions they share. Dr. Gruzd will demonstrate that network science is powerful and network visualizations are beautiful, using a series of recent cases to show how information and misinformation (aka “fake news”) spreads through online social networks such as Twitter and Facebook. Find out how connecting two dots by a line over and over becomes a striking and effective way to study the world we live in.


Here is a video recording of the presentation for those who were not able to attend this sold out event at Ryerson.