I’m Maurice Jakesch.

I’m an Information Science PhD candidate at Cornell University, where I study how people decide what’s credible or authentic in a networked society.

I ask how and why judgments of AI-generated content and political news may be misguided and what we can do to better support them. I work with mixed methods to explore the cognitive, social, and technical aspects of this question. My work more broadly engages with the design of trusted information ecosystems.

I’m a fellow at the German National Academic Foundation and the Cornell Tech Digital Life Initiative. You can find me on Twitter or send me an e-mail. If you wonder how to pronounce my name, try [mo:ris ja:ke:sh].