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Aviv Ovadya


Aviv Ovadya is Chief Technologist at the Center for Social Media Responsibility at the University of Michigan School of Information, where he works on ensuring our information ecosystem has a positive impact on society. This involves identifying, measuring, and mitigating indirect harms of technologies that affect public discourse. Ovadya received his bachelors and masters degrees in computer science at MIT and has done software engineering, product design, and research spanning organizations including Google, the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Quora, and many startups. In his other efforts to improve our information ecosystem, he has been heavily involved in the Credibility Coalition, consults for a prominent fact checking organization, and was a Knight Fellow at the Tow Center at Columbia. His work has been covered in internationally including The Atlantic, The Hill, and the Washington Post. He is also the proud coauthor of the broccoli emoji.

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