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Janet Coats - University of Florida. Gainesville, FL, US

Janet Coats

Managing Director | University of Florida

Gainesville, FL, UNITED STATES

Janet Coats helps stop the spread of disinformation by educating on the detection of intentional and unintentional misinformation.


Janet Coats is the managing director for the Consortium on Trust in Media and Technology at the College of Journalism and Communications. She leads the initiative to help identify and combat the spread of disinformation and educate professionals and the public on detecting intentional and unintentional misinformation. Janet led large multimedia news organizations, has done groundbreaking work in civic engagement and reader outreach, and built her own consulting company focused on engagement and sustainability strategies for non-profit and entrepreneurial news organizations.

Areas of Expertise (3)


Media Trust

Media Literacy

Media Appearances (1)

Can you spot a deep fake? Latest technology makes it harder to catch

WBBH, Ft. Myers  online


“We say, ‘I’ll believe it when I see it.’ Well, if you can’t trust what you’re seeing, then how do you find a foundation of common understanding and common belief,” said Managing Director of the University Consortium on Trust in Media & Technology Janet Coats.

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