Workshop on Technologies to Support Critical Thinking in an Age of Misinformation

Tilman Dingler, Benjamin Tag, Philipp Lorenz-Spreen, Andrew W. Vargo, Simon Knight, Stephan Lewandowsky

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Abstract

Serious concerns have been raised about social media's and online news outlets' contribution to a pandemic of misinformation. The sheer volume and tendency of misinformation to exploit people's cognitive biases have eroded the public's trust in media outlets, governmental institutions, and the democratic process. With Human-Computer Interaction being at the forefront of designing and developing user-facing computing systems, we bear special opportunities to address these issues and work on solutions to mitigate problems arising from misinformation. This workshop brings together designers, developers, and thinkers across disciplines to redefine computing systems by focusing on technologies and applications that instil and nurture critical thinking in their users. By focusing on the problem of misinformation and users' cognitive security, this workshop will sketch out blueprints for systems and interfaces that contribute to advancing technology and media literacy, building critical thinking skills, and helping users telling fake from truth.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationExtended Abstracts of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2021
Place of PublicationUSA
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
ISBN (Electronic)9781450380959
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 May 2021
Externally publishedYes
Event2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: Making Waves, Combining Strengths, CHI EA 2021 - Virtual, Online, Japan
Duration: 8 May 202113 May 2021

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings

Conference

Conference2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: Making Waves, Combining Strengths, CHI EA 2021
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityVirtual, Online
Period8/05/2113/05/21

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