Digital Skills & Political Opinion Formation @ Harvard Kennedy School
Oct 19 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Bibi Reisdorf will be giving a talk titled Internet Activity, Skills and Political Opinion Formation at the Harvard Kennedy School on Thursday, 10/19 at 1:30pm; 1 Brattle Square, Suite 470.

This working paper stems out of our Quello Search Project, and it addresses the following research questions:

What are the most important news sources and how do they influence political opinion formation? What is the relative importance of TV, radio, or printed news sources compared to online news, social media or search in the formation of political opinion for different types of Internet users? For example, do broad and experienced Internet users use more (online) sources than narrow/low users?

There will be light snacks, so make sure you stop by to see Bibi’s talk.

Fake News and Filter Bubbles, Dutton presenting at Bruegel in Brussels @ Bruegel
Oct 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Bill Dutton will present the findings of the Quello Search Project to kick off a workshop on fake news and filter bubbles at Bruegel, a European think tank, specializing in economics, that is based in Brussels. Background on the Quello Search Project can be found in the initial report of the project, Search and Politics: The Uses and Impacts of Search in Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain, and the United States. A short blog about the thrust of our findings is also online, entitled “Fake News, Echo Chambers and Filter Bubbles: Underresearched and Overhyped“.