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2023

The Atlantic

January 25, 2023 | The Atlantic
Will the 2016 Election Ever End?
Kate Starbird, associate professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

Vice January 9, 2023 | Vice
CYBER: The Trans Dataset Built Without Permission and Stored Improperly
Os Keyes, PhD candidate in Human Centered Design & Engineering

2022

Venture Beat

December 15, 2022 | Venture Beat
How the U.S. Census Bureau’s work to improve data privacy can be a lesson for enterprises
Os Keyes, PhD candidate in Human Centered Design & Engineering

Axios

December 10, 2022 | Axios
9 of the most powerful people in Seattle in 2022
Kate Starbird, associate professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

CNN

November 17, 2022 | CNN
Video: The Myth of Widespread Election Fraud /CITIZEN by CNN
Kate Starbird, associate professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

Washington post

November 11, 2022 | Washington Post
Election researchers report less online misinformation than expected
Kate Starbird, associate professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

AP

November 10, 2022 | The Associated Press
Arizona remains epicenter for post-election misinformation
Kate Starbird, associate professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

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November 7, 2022 | GeekWire
Election misinformation experts share 5 things to watch on Election Day and beyond
Kate Starbird, associate professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

Washington post

November 5, 2022 | Washington Post
Twitter layoffs gutted election information teams days before midterms
Kate Starbird, associate professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

Washington post

November 5, 2022 | Japan Times
Twitter cuts spur concerns about U.S. midterm elections and human rights
Kate Starbird, associate professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

NBC News

November 4, 2022 | NBC News
Days before the midterms, Twitter lays off employees who fight misinformation
Kate Starbird, associate professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

New York Times logo

November 4, 2022 | New York Times
On Social Media, Hunting for Voter Fraud Becomes a Game
Kate Starbird, associate professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

Wired

November 4, 2022 | Wired
Elon Musk Has Fired Twitter’s ‘Ethical AI’ Team
Kate Starbird, associate professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

Bloomberg

November 4, 2022 | Bloomberg
Twitter Cuts Spur Concerns About US Midterms, Human Rights
Kate Starbird, associate professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

Vice

November 1, 2022 | Vice
Scientists Increasingly Can’t Explain How AI Works
Os Keyes, PhD candidate in Human Centered Design & Engineering

Forbes

October 12, 2022 | Forbes
Celebrating Latina Founders, Innovators, And Technologists
Cecilia Aragon, professor in Human Centered Design & Engineering

Venture Beat

October 10, 2022 | Venture Beat
How a flawed biometrics research project singled out LGBTQ+ individuals
Os Keyes, PhD candidate in Human Centered Design & Engineering

Seattle Times

October 2, 2022 | The Seattle Times
How election conspiracies cast a shadow over GOP, WA midterms
Kate Starbird, associate professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

Tech Policy Press September 22, 2022 | Tech Policy Press
Video Headlines Served By Google a “Notable Pathway” to Content That May Undermine Trust in Elections, Say Researchers
Himanshu Zade, PhD candidate in Human Centered Design & Engineering

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September 22, 2022 | GeekWire
GeekWire Summit 2022 sneak peek: Agenda released for our annual conference, Oct. 6-7
Nadya Peek, assistant professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

Washington post

September 20, 2022 | Washington Post
Trump’s ‘big lie’ fueled a new generation of social media influencers
Kate Starbird, associate professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

Vanity Fair

July 26, 2022 | Vanity Fair
Trapped in the Twentieth Century: Deaf Accessibility Needs an Overhaul
Sarah Coppola, assistant teaching professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

Reuters logo

July 22, 2022 | Reuters
How a former leftie fell into the pro-Trump conspiracy rabbit hole
Kate Starbird, associate professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

Ms. Magazine

July 21, 2022 | Ms. Magazine
Cecilia Aragon: Women in Data Science Breaking Down Binaries and Taking a Human-Centered Approach
Cecilia Aragon, professor in Human Centered Design & Engineering

Tech Monitor

June 30, 2022 | TechMonitor
Emotion recognition is mostly ineffective. Why are companies still investing in it?
Os Keyes, PhD candidate in Human Centered Design & Engineering

Bloomberg

June 23, 2022 | Bloomberg
Meta Pulls Support for Tool Used to Keep Misinformation in Check
Kate Starbird, associate professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

Venture Beat

June 20, 2022 | Venture Beat
Roe v. Wade leak heightens data privacy concerns
Os Keyes, PhD candidate in Human Centered Design & Engineering

Just Security

June 15, 2022 | Just Security
Researchers Release Comprehensive Twitter Dataset of False Claims About The 2020 Election
Kate Starbird, associate professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

Vanity Fair

May 27, 2022 | Vanity Fair for Starbucks
Starbucks: On a Mission
Sarah Coppola, assistant teaching professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

Grid

May 26, 2022 | Grid
After the Uvalde school shooting, a familiar lie
Kate Starbird, associate professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

Reuters logo

May 12, 2022 | Reuters
U.S. cities are backing off banning facial recognition as crime rises
Os Keyes, PhD candidate in Human Centered Design & Engineering

South Seattle Emerald

April 9, 2022 | South Seattle Emerald
Seattle Public Library helps teens explore mental health with virtual reality
Elin Bj​​örling, senior research scientist in Human Centered Design & Engineering

Washington post

April 8, 2022 | Washington Post
China is Russia’s most powerful weapon for information warfare
Kate Starbird, associate professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

the conversation

April 3, 2022 | The Conversation
‘Ukraine biolabs’: how attempts to debunk a conspiracy theory only helped it spread
Kate Starbird, associate professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

ABC News

March 17, 2022 | ABC News
War in Ukraine has the potential to affect how social media users see the world
Kate Starbird, associate professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

Union-Bulletin

March 15, 2022 | Union-Bulletin
‘You can fake anything on the internet’: Professors host day to teach WA students to combat misinformation
Kate Starbird, associate professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

Seattle Times

March 15, 2022 | The Seattle Times
‘You can fake anything on the internet’: Professors host day to teach students to combat misinformation
Kate Starbird, associate professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

the conversation

March 14, 2022 | The Conversation
Russia’s false claims about biological weapons in Ukraine demonstrate the dangers of disinformation and how hard it is to counter – 4 essential reads
Kate Starbird, associate professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

Business Insider

March 14, 2022 | Insider
Experts: Russia crafts Ukraine disinfo to appeal to US audience
Kate Starbird associate professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

ABC News

March 5, 2022 | ABC News
Misinformation and disinformation in the Russia-Ukraine war (Perspectives podcast)
Kate Starbird associate professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

Venture Beat

March 1, 2022 | Venture Beat
The pitfalls of AI that could predict the outcome of court cases
Os Keyes, PhD candidate in Human Centered Design & Engineering

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February 25, 2022 | GeekWire
How to avoid propagating disinformation during the Russian invasion of Ukraine
Kate Starbird associate professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

Miami Herald

February 25, 2022 | Miami Herald
There’s plenty of misinformation on Ukraine and Russia — especially on TikTok, experts say
Kate Starbird, associate professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

CNN

February 24, 2022 | CNN
Tips for navigating social media ‘fog of war’ as Russia invades Ukraine
Kate Starbird, associate professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

GovTech

February 24, 2022 | GovTech.com
What's New in Civic Tech: Experts Warn of Ukraine Misinformation
Kate Starbird associate professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

Nieman Lab

February 24, 2022 | Nieman Lab
Some resources for following the invasion of Ukraine
Kate Starbird associate professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

USA Today

February 14, 2022 | USA Today
What is a false flag? US says Russia may use the tactic to justify Ukraine invasion
Kate Starbird, associate professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

PolitiFact logo

February 8, 2022 | PolitiFact
False flags: They’re real, but far less widespread than social media suggest
Kate Starbird, associate professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

Today Logo

February 7, 2022 | Today
How to navigate COVID-19 vaccine misinformation with fellow parents
Kate Starbird, associate professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

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January 25, 2022 | GeekWire
Newly-formed Seattle VC firm aims to mine Univ. of Washington network for talent, innovation, money
Beth Kolko, professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering
FOX 13

January 20, 2022 | FOX 13 Seattle
Debunking the COVID-19 internment camp conspiracy theory
Kate Starbird, associate professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

CNN

January 17, 2022 | CNN
Experts explain the dangers of 'participatory disinformation'
Kate Starbird, associate professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering