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Farida Vis is a research fellow based in the Information School at the University of Sheffield. Her fellowship is on ‘Big Data and Social Change,’ focusing on social media, data journalism and citizen engagement (the latter, in the context of open data and the rise in popularity of urban agriculture). Her social media research centers on developing critical methods and tools for better understanding social media, images in particular, Big Data and algorithms. She sits on the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Social Media and is a regular public speaker.
There’s lots and lots (and lots) of information pumping through the internet. This, argues Farida Vis, makes it doubly important to verify what’s out there and then determine how to deal with the patently false.