Portrait of Voltaire by Nicolas de Largillière, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

 

   

Certainement qui est en droit de vous rendre absurde est en droit de vous rendre injuste.

Truly, whoever can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.

--Voltaire (François-Marie Arouet), 1765.  

 

The Center for Information Integrity at the University at Buffalo is rooted in the shared conviction that accurate information is required for vigorous public debate within a democracy.

Hence the CII is devoted to the identification, amelioration, and combatting of dis and mis information that pollutes the public sphere.  Our members take on this existential threat from multidisciplinary approaches derived from fields as varied as history, literature, art, media study, information science, psychology, computer engineering, political science, geography, communication, law, and biomedical sciences.

The CII fosters cross-disciplinary collaborations in the form of research workshops, grant proposals, public discussion panels, pedagogical initiatives, and community engagement campaigns.

Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education.  —FDR

Events

October 18, 7-8:00pm, 101 Davis Hall,
Open to UB Students, Faculty, and Staff

Erica Duignan Minnihan is Founder and General Partner at Reign Ventures, a Seed Stage Venture fund that invests in consumer tech and enterprise software startups with underrepresented founders.

Members

CII brings together scholars from all across the University at Buffalo. Faculty from multiple departments from the College of Arts and Sciences are involved as well as from the Schools of Law, Medicine, Engineering and Applied Sciences, and the Graduate School of Education.

Projects

Funded through the NSF Convergence Accelerator program, DART is a cross-disciplinary, multi-institutional, user-centered effort to develop engaging, effective, gamified tools to build resilience to disinformation in older adults.