Doing social media justice

Jenny Fan pointing to her IDEP work

Jenny Fan (MDE ’19), who has had an interest in the spread of fake news since the last presidential election, explored how a digital jury could be used for content moderation as her Independent Design Engineering Project (IDEP).

“We are experiencing a huge ‘techlash’ right now. And the current methods of content moderation are not doing much to build public trust,” said Fan. “I wondered how we could conceive of new models of how the governance system can relate to society.”