Open Facebook or Twitter on any given day during the Covid-19 global pandemic, and it takes just moments before a questionable claim about the coronavirus appears — 5G technology causes people to succumb to the virus; inhaling steam will cure it; the virus is a bioweapon gone wrong.
As health care providers work tirelessly to test and treat patients who may have contracted the COVID-19 virus, state and local governments are working around the clock to create, adapt, and implement policies to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus and address the growing needs of their constituents.
The machine learning techniques scientists use to predict outcomes from large datasets may fall short when it comes to projecting the outcomes of people’s lives, according to a mass collaborative study led by researchers at Princeton University.
Study Shows How a Lack of Community Support Caused by Inequality Exacerbates Cycles of Poverty
Sharing “fake news” happens with the click of a button, leaving researchers curious about who is sharing it and why. Professor Andrew Guess will seek to better understand this phenomenon using funding from the Social Science Research Council (SSRC).