Giovanni Ciampaglia is guest panelist on 1A

February 14, 2019

Assistant Professor Giovanni Ciampaglia was invited as a guest panelist for a live episode of 1A on the topic of journalism and fact-checking. Ciampaglia spoke about his research on the spread of misinformation on social media and on the automation of fact-checking through artificial intelligence techniques.

“We need to bridge [the] gap between when a story is injected [on social media] and [when] fact-checkers are able to fact-check it, and that's where automation in the the editorial and investigative process is needed,” Ciampaglia said.

Ciampaglia hopes to create algorithms that will deter manipulation in a wider scheme.

To listen to the episode, “Burning Pants and Bottomless Pinocchios: Fact-Checking in 2019," go here.