Confronting the global ‘crisis’ of misinformation: Inside the UW’s new Center for an Informed Public

"“We can’t have the kind of productive, healing conversations we need to if we can’t get some handle on misinformation or disinformation,” said Ryan Calo, a UW law professor and one of the CIP’s leaders.

“It’s gotten to a point where there needs to be a systemic attempt to understand and combat it,” Calo said. “That is not a center’s responsibility alone. It’s a field responsibility. And so part of what we’re trying to do is to congeal a field around it.”"