Timothy Weninger

Computer Science and Engineering

380 Fitzpatrick Hall Of Engineering
Notre Dame, IN 46556

Frank M. Friemann Collegiate Associate Professor of Engineering

  • Web and Social Media
  • Disinformation & fake news
  • Data mining
  • Machine learning

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Reddit Is Already on the Rebound

Tim Weninger, a computer scientist at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana who has studied Reddit, knows he will have to make a big decision on July 1.

Artificial Advantage: AI presents a unique danger for society

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ABC57's Brian Conybeare delved into the dark side of AI and spoke to Notre Dame Professor of Global Affairs Lisa Schirch, who says that the development of AI could potentially lead to catastrophic results for mankind. Meanwhile, Notre Dame Computer and Science and Engineering professor Tim Weninger does not believe AI directly threatens human at any point in the near future. 

These Activists Distrust Voting Machines. Just Don’t Call Them Election Deniers.

“You sow a seed of doubt, and that will grow and fester into a conspiracy theory,” said Tim Weninger, a computer science professor at the University of Notre Dame who studies misinformation on social media. 

Misinformation or potent symbol? An out-of-date yearbook photo of masked 2nd graders raises questions

“Is this photo misinformation? It’s in the eye of the beholder,” Tim Weninger, a professor of engineering at the University of Notre Dame who studies social media, told Yahoo News in an email.


Challenges social media faces in 2022 after battling misinformation last year


A year after the January 6 attack on the U.S. capitol, Reset talks with NPR’s Shannon Bond and University of Notre Dame professor Tim Weninger about the role social media plays when it comes to the spread of misinformation.


Distrust In Mainstream Media


Tim Weninger, Professor of Computer Science, University of Notre Dame.

Why “the 26 words that created the internet” are under fire

“I’m kind of worried about how this has caused people to silo into their own kind of media ecosystems and echo chambers,” says Tim Weninger, professor of computer science and engineering at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, who has studied the structural impact of social media algorithms and the corresponding proliferation of misinformation and “fake news.”