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Q&A: Researchers Clicked on Ads to Track Misinformation

By University of Washington

September 30, 2020

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Researchers at the University of Washington found that both mainstream and misinformation news sites displayed similar levels of problematic ads.

The team of graduate research assistant Eric Zeng, Professor Tadayoshi Kohno, and Associate Professor Franziska Roesner in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering, presented "Bad News: Clickbait and Deceptive Ads on News and Misinformation Websites" at the Workshop on Technology and Consumer Protection.

They discuss their research, where ads on news sites come from, and how things might change leading up to the presidential election in an interview.

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