'Misinformation' Researcher Under Scrutiny For Allegedly Targeting Conservatives

By Bo Beard | April 26, 2024

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The National Press Club Journalism Institute, a charitable organization associated with the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., has sparked debate by arranging a webinar with University of Washington professor Kate Starbird, a researcher recognized for her studies on "misinformation."

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Starbird has faced criticism for her participation in projects that focused on conservative content on social media platforms before the 2020 election.

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As per a Washington Examiner article, Starbird is set to take part in a webinar on April 24 centered around initiatives aimed at enhancing news and information literacy and assisting the public in fact-checking the information they encounter.