The topic of “fakenews” is of course in the news (real or fake!). Associate Professor in the Anthropology Department, Sareeta Amrute, is interested in understanding the fake news problem from a sociological viewpoint. It appears that the top technology companies are, in their own image, looking for primarily technology solutions to a social and societal challenge.
We teamed up to write this article as an example of a challenge that can be best addressed by inclusive innovation which crosses multiple disciplines, organizations, and boundaries. One important question is the incentives for change in a market system and whether a fear of regulation is sufficient. Read the article published recently in BigThink here.