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University of Washington to create new center to fight "misinformation epidemic"

26 Jul 2019 19:12 | iSchools News (Administrator)

The University of Washington announced a $5 million investment from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to create the Center for an Informed Public to resist strategic misinformation, promote an informed society, and strengthen democratic discourse. The Center is also funded by a $600,000 award from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

This interdisciplinary effort is being led by the UW Information School, Human Centered Design & Engineering and the School of Law, with collaboration from the Communication Leadership Program at the UW and numerous other university and community partners.

Read the full story here on the UW iSchool website.

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