Briony Swire-Thompson

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(researcher)
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Alma materUniversity of Western Australia
Interestsfake news
Fake news researcher

"Dr. Briony Swire-Thompson first became interested in misinformation in 2009, when her honours degree supervisors at the University of Western Australia (UWA), Ullrich K. H. Ecker and Stephan Lewandowsky, started researching the phenomenon. She loved it immediately but took a two-year break in Ecuador before starting her doctorate because she knew she’d have to start working afterward."

Background

"I grew up primarily in Australia, but have also lived in Zimbabwe, Ecuador, and the UK. I was a doctoral student at the University of Western Australia’s Cognitive Science Laboratories under the supervision of Associate Professor Ullrich Ecker and Professor Stephan Lewandowsky."[1]

Career

“Through time, the application (of misinformation research) has become more and more glaringly obvious,” she said. “This is such a new area of research and we still don’t have a good handle on underlying mechanisms.”[2]


 

Event Participated in

EventStartEndLocation(s)Description
2018 Riga Stratcom Dialogue11 June 201813 June 2018Latvia
Riga
Spooky/MICC conference attended by Maria de Goeij whose trip report on it for the Integrity Initiative was leaked.


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