Social media has transformed ordinary people from passive recipients to active creators of information. This blessing however comes with the downside of fake news that spreads like viruses. This masterclass will specifically focus on health-related fake news as it is topical amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis. It will offer insights into how society can tackle the menace.
About the speaker
Dr Snehasish Banerjee
Dr Snehasish Banerjee's research interest lies at the intersection of technology and human behaviour. His research has covered the risks of fake news and fake reviews on social media. He is looking to expand the contextual focus to include risks associated with disruptions such as robots.
Snehasish has published more than 25 journal articles including outlets such as Computers in Human Behavior, Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, and Tourism Management.