I’m Francesca Bolla Tripodi, an Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As a sociologist and information scholar, my passion lies in exploring the intricate interactions between society and information systems, particularly participatory platforms like Wikipedia and Search Engines.

Through my research, I delve deep into the fascinating world of sociotechnical vulnerabilities, where I combine ethnographic observations and scraped metadata to reveal how inequality and misinformation often lurk in plain sight. My mission is to shed light on these critical issues and their impact on our collective understanding and engagement with information.

With a keen eye for societal patterns and a dedication to uncovering the truth, I strive to contribute meaningfully to the discourse on information dissemination, inequality, and the challenges posed by misinformation. Through my academic pursuits and public engagements, I hope to foster a more informed and equitable digital landscape for all.

My work has garnered significant attention and recognition, and I’m humbled to have my research covered by esteemed media outlets such as National Public Radio, The Washington Post, Business Insider, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Columbia Journalism Review, Wired, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Guardian, and The Neiman Journalism Lab. If you are a journalist, researcher, or person who wants to connect with my work, please use the form below.

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