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This UW professor is tracking the rise of disinformation

Jeannie Yandel talks to Kate Starbird about her research on how "false flag" rumors are spread on Twitter after a crisis and how they connect with "alternative" media sources, including Russian-funded media.

Starbird is an assistant professor in the Department of Human Centered Design and Engineering at the University of Washington.