We are committed to focus on the accessibility of fact checkers and combat online misinformation through outreach projects. These projects serve to spread the message of web literacy within the Wellesley community interactively.

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

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

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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


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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. […]

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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. […]

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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? […]


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. […]

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. […]

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. […]

Meet the team

We are quite the bunch!

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