Softening Online Extremes Using Network Engineering

April 17, 2024

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In her latest article, "Softening Online Extremes Using Network Engineering," Elliott School Associate Professor Elvira-Maria Restrepo and her co-authors Martin Moreno, Lucia Illari, and Neil F. Johnson offer solutions for mitigating dangerous misinformation and extreme views online. The April 2024 publication for IEEE Access introduces a novel approach, grounded in online networking engineering, which circumvents obstacles that have made previous solutions ineffective. Pilot studies demonstrate the potential of the authors' solution and offer insight into how social media platforms can better combat the challenges of extremism and misinformation. If you're interested in learning more, the complete article is available online via open access.