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UF students create app to combat misinformation

Seeking to counter the spread of misinformation on social media, a group of nine UF students developed an app called String News. The founding team envisioned the app as a platform for users to view free, reliable news stories without distractions, such as misleading infographics and memes easily found on social media.

Florida's Thomas Mardal competes during the SEC Indoor Track and Field Championships on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at Randal Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville, Ark. / UAA Communications photo by Alex de la Osa

Mardal’s journey to glory

“In my 16 years here, I don’t think we’ve had a guy that’s in the throwing events that has been as focused,” said associate head track and field coach Steve Lemke on Thomas Mardal.

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