When Garfinkel, a veteran journalist with a PhD in computer science, was offered the chance to write "The Computer Book," he knew right away that he wanted to take on the project. “Books are more work than you think, but they stay on the library shelves after you die,” he said to the KSJ fellows in April.
Benjamin Decker wants to understand disinformation—where it originates, how it spreads, and how it can be corralled. He and his colleagues spent the 2018 election cycle finding and cataloging false and misleading internet content. He talked with KSJ fellows about what he learned.