The Problem of Fake News
- 3:45 pm on Wednesday, February 27, 2019
- 5:00 pm on Wednesday, February 27, 2019
- School of Law, 15th Floor Faculty Lounge, 765 Commonwealth Ave.
In this Cyber Alliance talk, Prof. Van Alstyne will discuss his article that presents trade-offs in the design of a Fair News Distribution Mechanism and proposes three interventions. One intervention is incentive compatible with news platform business models, while the others imply regulatory oversight. One applies friction not just to lies but also to liars, and the others balance externalities, rights in information, and public access to that information.
There will be time for casual conversation and light refreshments before and after the presentation. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
**PLEASE NOTE start time, later than usual**