I’m Maurice Jakesch.

I’m an Information Science PhD candidate at Cornell University, where I study how people reason about credibility and authenticity in a networked society.

Specifically, I ask how and why judgments of AI-generated content and political news are often misguided. I work with mixed methods to explore the cognitive, social, and technical aspects of this question. The larger goal of my work is to support 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].