First Parish Community Speaker Event
Sun, May 2nd at 4:00 PM
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First Parish Church presents Professor P. Takis Metaxas, Chair of Computer Science at Wellesley College on Sunday, May 2, 4:00 pm, in a virtual presentation on Zoom.
During this talk, he will address the effect of social media on society – “How the Web is changing the way we think, decide and act as individuals and members of social communities.”
Prof. Mataxas is also a research scholar at the Center for Research on Computation and Society at Harvard University (USA), and the Center for Technology and Global Affairs at Oxford University (UK). His research on the propagation of misinformation online and the un-predictability of electoral results by social media has been extensively covered in the news and honored with several NSF grants and four “best paper” awards.