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May 3, 2021 | Kotaku
Twitch Isn't Overwhelmed With Far-Right Extremists, But It Does Have A Big Misinformation Problem
Kate Starbird, associate professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

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April 30, 2021 | Screen Shot
EU prompted to ban automated recognition of gender and sexual orientation for putting LGBTQ+ lives at risk
Os Keyes, PhD candidate in Human Centered Design & Engineering

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April 25, 2021 | NPR
'Full Of Hatred And Fear': Disinformation On YouTube Divided A Dad And Daughter
Kate Starbird, associate professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

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April 16, 2021 | Reuters
EU urged to ban 'discriminatory' AI tools that detect gender or sexuality
Os Keyes, PhD candidate in Human Centered Design & Engineering

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April 14, 2021 | The Verge
Automatic gender recognition tech is dangerous, say campaigners: it's time to ban it
Os Keyes, PhD candidate in Human Centered Design & Engineering

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April 13, 2021 | NPR
Exploring YouTube And The Spread Of Disinformation
Kate Starbird, associate professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

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April 12, 2021 | Coda
Facial recognition systems decide your gender for you. Activists say it needs to stop
Os Keyes, PhD candidate in Human Centered Design & Engineering

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April 3, 2021 | Daily Dot
TikTokers report losing 90% of their views after trolls flag their videos
Os Keyes, PhD candidate in Human Centered Design & Engineering

Venture Beat

March 31, 2021 | Venture Beat
AI experts warn Facebook’s anti-bias tool is ‘completely insufficient’
Os Keyes, PhD candidate in Human Centered Design & Engineering

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March 18, 2021 | TVW: Inside Olympia
Disinformation and social media
Kate Starbird, associate professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

politico

March 16, 2021 | Politico
Europe’s artificial intelligence blindspot: Race
Os Keyes, PhD candidate in Human Centered Design & Engineering

New Scientist

March 15, 2021 | New Scientist
UK still using racially biased passport tool despite available update
Os Keyes, PhD candidate in Human Centered Design & Engineering

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March 11, 2021 | The Washington Post
With Trump gone, QAnon groups focus fury on attacking coronavirus vaccines
Melinda McClure Haughey, PhD student in Human Centered Design & Engineering

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March 10, 2021 | The Daily
Twitch awards UW researcher with fellowship
Keri Mallari, PhD student in Human Centered Design & Engineering

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March 10, 2021 | Xtra Magazine
Making tech queer- and trans-friendly is about much more than hiring
Os Keyes, PhD candidate in Human Centered Design & Engineering

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March 8, 2021 | The Daily
Expert panel reflects on role of social media misinformation in 2020 election
Kate Starbird, associate professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

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March 7, 2021 | GeekWire
UW’s Os Keyes takes on tech’s ethical challenges, from gender bias in AI to facial recognition
Os Keyes, PhD candidate in Human Centered Design & Engineering

KUOW

March 2, 2021 | KUOW
Audio: Election Integrity Partnership report on misinformation during 2020 election
Kate Starbird, associate professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

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March 1, 2021 | The Daily
‘The golden age for virtual reality’
Elin Björling, senior research scientist, Human Centered Design & Engineering, Nora Carr, MS student in Human Centered Design & Engineering

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February 4, 2021 | Nature
Tracking QAnon: how Trump turned conspiracy-theory research upside down
Kate Starbird, assistant professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

Wired

February 4, 2021 | Wired
Joe Biden Has to Walk a Fine Line When Fighting Disinformation
Kate Starbird, associate professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

npr

January 25, 2021 | NPR
Is Deplatforming Enough To Fight Disinformation And Extremism?
Kate Starbird, associate professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

AP

January 14, 2021 | The Associated Press
False claims of voting fraud, pushed by Trump, thrive online
Kate Starbird, associate professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

Washington post

January 18, 2021 | Washington Post
Trump backers seek online refuges after big tech backlash
Kate Starbird, associate professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

Venture Beat

January 11, 2021 | Venture Beat
Outlandish Stanford facial recognition study claims there are links between facial features and political orientation
Os Keyes, PhD candidate in Human Centered Design & Engineering

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January 9, 2021 | Cnet
Conspiracy theories about Capitol riot are still popping up on social media
Kate Starbird, associate professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

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January 9, 2021 | King 5
US Capitol siege 'not surprising' in era of disinformation, says UW professor
Kate Starbird, associate professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

politico

January 7, 2021 | Politico
‘Hashtags come to life’: How online extremists fueled Wednesday’s Capitol Hill insurrection
Kate Starbird, associate professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

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January 7, 2021 | My Northwest
UW expert on disinformation warns against ‘next round of conspiracy theories’ after attack on Capitol
Kate Starbird, associate professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

New Scientist

January 6, 2021 | New Scientist
Uber and Lyft operating in US cities linked to rises in car ownership
Os Keyes, PhD candidate in Human Centered Design & Engineering

business insider

January 6, 2021 | Business Insider
Trump supporters falsely claim a far-right activist at the US Capitol is actually a member of 'Antifa'
Kate Starbird, associate professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

Guardian

January 1, 2021 | The Guardian
Facts won't fix this: experts on how to fight America's disinformation crisis
Kate Starbird, associate professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering