Capital One Internship: What is Cloud Computing; The Effects of Misinformation on Society and its Future Implications

Min, Calvin, School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Virginia
Seabrook, Bryn, University of Virginia
Graham, Daniel, University of Virginia

Misinformation is false or inaccurate information that is deliberately created to deceive a party. For my capstone project, I reflected upon my internship experience at Capital One as a technology intern. At Capital One, I worked with cloud computing technology to solve a company-wide security issue. With the knowledge that I gained from my internship; I plan to outline a scalable solution within Amazon Web Services (AWS) to combat misinformation that propagates on social media. For my STS research paper, I analyzed the 2016 presidential election and COVID-19 to determine how misinformation affected society and present solutions to mitigate the wicked problem. My STS research paper investigates the social hierarchy formed between actors during the two case studies using Actor-Network theory and Wicked Problem framing. Furthermore, the paper highlights what needs to happen to prevent the misinformation from having a drastic effect in the future.

BS (Bachelor of Science)
Misinformation, Social Media, Cloud Computing, COVID-19, 2016 Presidential Election

School of Engineering and Applied Science
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
Technical Advisor: Daniel Graham
STS Advisor: Bryn Seabrook

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