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Guido Zurstiege, ‘Examining the Echo: Can Online Interfaces Promote Better Discussions on Social Media?’

April 20, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

On Friday, April 20, the Center for Media Law and Policy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the School of Media and Journalism Junck Colloquium, the Communications Department and UNC Global will host a lecture by Guido Zurstiege, a professor of media studies at the University of Tubingen in Germany.

Zurstiege and his colleagues at the Leibniz-Institute for Knowledge Media in Tubingen are experimenting with the design of cognitive interfaces to see whether presenting counter-attitudinal information can have debiasing effects on user attitudes in social media. Their research, “Debiasing Social Media Use Through Cognitive Interface Design,” was recently awarded three years of funding by the German government and its Excellence Initiative, a program designed to promote top-level research in Germany’s higher education system.


April 20, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm