Jun 09 2021
By B. Rose Huber & Hope Perry '24
Source Princeton School of Public and International Affairs
Online misinformation runs rampant on social media and is having tangible impacts on American society. What can be done to combat the spread of these untruths?
Jonathan Mayer joins Sam Wang in this episode to discuss misinformation, big tech, and online data-driven research, and where they intersect with U.S. government policy. He also discusses his newest endeavor, Rally, which is a collaboration with Mozilla.
Mayer is an assistant professor in the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs as well as the Department of Computer Science. He studies the intersections of technology and law, focusing on online speech, consumer privacy, and national security.