CS 492/CS 692 S22 Role-Playing Exercise 4

Misinformation in social networks

Team A A government subcommittee concerned with online misinformation and its impact on the health and welfare of citizens. They argue that the owners of online platforms such as Facebook should be held responsible for detecting misinformation and preventing it from being viewed by users.

Team B

A group of computer scientists who consider the protection of the public from online misinformation to be an admirable goal, but one that is unrealistic to attain, given the current freedom to publish online that exists today. They feel it is too challenging to properly label a post as misinformation and thus the goal of removing all troubling content is infeasible. They argue instead for greater effort educating the public about the potential for online information with questionable credibility and how to distinguish it.