Why Data Science Argues against a Muslim Ban

Why Data Science Argues against a Muslim Ban

Let’s not lose our scientific minds. As the White House’s travel ban maneuvers toward the U.S. Supreme Court for possible approval, let’s take a scientific look at whether it makes sense for security. Does data support the ban’s underlying supposition that disallowing...
Taxonomy Goes Digital: Getting a Handle on Social Bots

Taxonomy Goes Digital: Getting a Handle on Social Bots

The message-sending profiles were one iteration of a growing army of bots that populate our online social networks, affecting everything from our wallets to our politics. Now they are attracting academic study and government research dollars. “For the first time,...
The Search for Truth in the Age of Social Media

The Search for Truth in the Age of Social Media

In his 1998 article “Struggle in Cyberspace: Act and Friction on the World Wide Web,” James E. Katz foretold the avalanche of fake news. Katz, the Feld Professor of Emerging Media at the College of Communication, wrote in The Annals of the American Academy of...