Marcus Mann is a Ph.D. Candidate in the sociology department. He holds a B.A. from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst and Masters degrees in religious studies and sociology from Duke. His dissertation uses experiments, interviews, and computational methods to examine misinformation on social media (sometimes called ‘fake news’). He’s particularly interested in partisan asymmetry in its consumption and diffusion, with political conservatives being nearly exclusively responsible for both, and what the broader implications are for how partisans think about truth and knowledge in an increasingly chaotic and polarized news environment.