Auditing Google Search

What do you see when you search for a topic or individual on Google? We investigate how search results change over time through our own SERP (Search Engine Results Page) observatory. click here for more information

Credibility Signals

How do you know which websites to trust? We investigate signals that can indicate what sources are credible and why. Recognizing credibility signals contributes to stronger web literacy skills. click here for more information

The 2020 U.S. Election

Political elections have consequences for democracy and news sources play a role in shaping an election's agenda. What role play news aggregators like Google's Top Stories in this process? click here for more information

web literacy: the skills to read, write, and participate online so that we can move beyond being consumers to actually creating, shaping, and defending the Web

We focus on one of the most pressing issues of modern times: navigating truth in the digital space during an era of misinformation

It doesn't just stop at research. Our team connects with various groups and departments across campus to educate and collaborate on web literacy projects

Students in the team possess a wide variety of skills, from programming, to data analysis, to web development, to writing research papers

HyperText 2020

The 'Fairness' Doctrine lives on? Theorizing about the Algorithmic News Curation of Google's Top Stories. A paper by Anna Kawakami, Khonzoda Umarova, Jennifer Huang, and Eni Mustafaraj. Click here to read more.

ICWSM 2020

The Media Coverage of the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election Candidates through the Lens of Google's Top Stories. A paper by Anna Kawakami, Khonzoda Umarova, and Eni Mustafaraj presented at the International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media. Click here to read more.

FAT 2020

The Case for Voter-centered Audits of Search Engines during Political Elections. A paper by Claire Devine, Emma Lurie, and Eni Mustafaraj presented at the Fairness, Accountability and Transparency Conference. Click here to read more.

Cred Lab tirelessly continues to extend their knowledge and mission statement on providing access to fact checkers and combating online misinformation through outreach projects. These projects serve to spread the message of web literacy within the Wellesley community interactively.

Photo Gallery

Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon Event

A glimpse into the daily working scene of three lab members: Mileva Van Tuyl, Claire Devine, and Daphka Alius (from the closest to the furthest)

Poster session of Summer 2018 -- Jun Ru Anderson, Jennifer Huang, Yige Zhu

Khonzoda Umarova in San Francisco

Daphka Alius demonstrating her work to the audience

Jane Yang, Mileva Van Tuyl, Funing Yang, and Daphka Alius, with Prof. Mustafaraj on Daphka's birthday

Mimi Onuoha visits Wellesley College to discuss art, data and power "What Is Missing Is Still There"

A glimpse into the poster session place in summer 2019

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