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Rideshare Users Pay More in Low-Income and Minority Neighborhoods

Thinking of calling a rideshare service? Uber and Lyft passengers going to and from low-income and non-white neighborhoods may pay higher prices, researchers at the George Washington University recently found.
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Social Media Disinformation Discredits Democratic Elections

Currently, the global COVID-19 pandemic, impending economic crisis and national movement against racial injustice pose a triple threat of interference from hostile foreign powers and voter suppression to the upcoming 2020 U.S. presidential elections, said Stacy Abrams, a former Georgia gubernational candidate.
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Social Media Companies Profiting from Misinformation

While the spread of disinformation through social media presents a general crisis for our democracy, the online spread of disinformation about the COVID-19 pandemic has shown that it also presents threats to public health, said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).
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New Map Reveals Distrust in Health Expertise Is Winning Hearts and Minds Online

Communities on Facebook that distrust establishment health guidance are more effective than government health agencies and other reliable health groups at reaching and engaging “undecided” individuals, according to a first-of-its-kind study published today by researchers at George Washington University and other institutions in the journal Nature.
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Q & A: How Scams Proliferate in the Age of COVID-19

With GW’s IDDP, BuzzFeed journalist Craig Silverman investigated a misleading billion-email sales campaign for overpriced facemasks.
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Unifying Human Conflict using Data Science

A new paper by CCAS professor Neil Johnson finds a mathematical pattern in human conflict using data science.
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Government Intervention Needed to Address Vaccination Misinformation

GW faculty argue in a new commentary that regulation is necessary to curb the spread of false information about vaccines on social media.
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Research Finds Extreme Elitism, Social Hierarchy among Gab Users

A new study discovers small number of influential users share homogeneous content sometimes associated with state-sponsored propaganda.
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Research team sets recommendations for removing online hate groups

An interdisciplinary research team released four policy suggestions for how social media companies can counteract the spread of hate groups on social media platforms.
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Novel Mapping Model Tracks How Hate Spreads and Adapts Online

A team of GW researchers studying hate on social media outlined the challenges to dismantling online hate groups worldwide in a new paper.