A maze
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In this interactive conversation Hugo Leal will invite the attendants to a playful journey through the online disinformation maze.

Wednesday Apr 6 18:00 BST

Together we will discover how and why some falsehoods circulating on social media platforms never take off, while others find their way from the dark corners of the internet to the limelight.

Spoiler alert: it is not random!

About the speaker, Hugo Leal

Hugo is a Research Associate at the Minderoo Centre for Technology and Democracy.

Hugo first came to the University of Cambridge to CRASSH, to work as a postdoctoral fellow in the internet branch of the project Conspiracy and Democracy and then moved to Cambridge Digital Humanities (CDH) where he was a methods fellow and coordinator of the Cambridge Data Schools.

Previously, Hugo was at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, where he completed his PhD. He also holds a Masters in International Relations from the University of Lisbon with a dissertation on complexity theory and new social movements.

Hugo is a CDH Associate and a member of the Steering Committee of the Cambridge Infectious Diseases Research Centre, the Association of Internet Researchers and the Centre of Social Movement Studies (COSMOS).