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Combating misinformation online: re-imagining social media for policy-making

Eleni A Kyza, Christiana Varda, Dionysis Panos, Melina Karageorgiou, Nadejda Komendantova, Serena Coppolino Perfumi, Syed Iftikhar Husain Shah, Akram Sadat Hosseini
2020 Internet Policy Review  
The authors acknowledge the support of the Co-Inform team and partners for the organisation of the co-creation workshops and the data collection efforts in Austria, Greece, and Sweden.  ...  More information on Co-Inform can be found at:  ...  The policymakers' suggestions were aligned with these recommendations and showed awareness of the issues.  ... 
doi:10.14763/2020.4.1514 fatcat:mgs2awoqtzfmfhg3bmizl2c3pu

A value-driven approach to addressing misinformation in social media

Nadejda Komendantova, Love Ekenberg, Mattias Svahn, Aron Larsson, Syed Iftikhar Hussain Shah, Myrsini Glinos, Vasilis Koulolias, Mats Danielson
2021 Humanities and Social Sciences Communications  
of systems for combatting misinformation.  ...  The results showed that participants prioritised information regarding the actors behind the distribution of misinformation and tracing the life cycle of misinformative posts.  ...  The authors acknowledge the support of the Co-Inform team and partners for the organisation of the cocreation workshops and the data collection efforts in Austria, Greece and Sweden.  ... 
doi:10.1057/s41599-020-00702-9 fatcat:h6gjqs6ngndhxlqfskcstw53la

Research Challenges of Digital Misinformation: Toward a Trustworthy Web

Giovanni Luca Ciampaglia, Alexios Mantzarlis, Gregory Maus, Filippo Menczer
2018 The AI Magazine  
The Workshop on Digital Misinformation — held in May 2017 in conjunction with the International Conference on Web and Social Media in Montréal, Québec, Canada — was intended to foster these efforts.  ...  The deluge of online and offline misinformation is overloading the exchange of ideas upon which democracies depend.  ...  Acknowledgements We are grateful to Alessandro Flammini, who coorganized the workshop.  ... 
doi:10.1609/aimag.v39i1.2783 fatcat:edptixeoana4xkqgxwyblzgzza

Drink bleach or do what now? Covid-HeRA: A dataset for risk-informed health decision making in the presence of COVID19 misinformation [article]

Arkin Dharawat and Ismini Lourentzou and Alex Morales and ChengXiang Zhai
2020 arXiv   pre-print
More specifically, we study the severity of each misinformation story, i.e., how harmful a message believed by the audience can be and what type of signals can be used to discover high malicious fake news  ...  To combat potential harm of COVID19-related misinformation, we release Covid-HeRA, a dataset for health risk assessment of COVID-19-related social media posts.  ...  Moreover, we present detailed statistics and data analysis that shows key insights on the most prevalent harmful misinformation online.  ... 
arXiv:2010.08743v1 fatcat:qdsnake62rghfps322a3csvuhe

Response by the Montreal AI Ethics Institute to the Santa Clara Principles on Transparency and Accountability in Online Content Moderation [article]

Marianna Bergamaschi Ganapini
2020 arXiv   pre-print
The Montreal AI Ethics Institute (MAIEI) responded to this call by drafting a set of recommendations based on insights and analysis by the MAIEI staff and supplemented by workshop contributions from the  ...  AI Ethics community convened during two online public consultation workshops.  ...  We offer our recommendations based on insights and analysis by the Montreal AI Ethics Institute (MAIEI) staff and supplemented by workshop contributions from the AI Ethics community convened by MAIEI during  ... 
arXiv:2007.00700v1 fatcat:med4pkorrjgihjrhwwskw6eify

Misinformation in the Information Space of Ukrainian Society during the Covid-19 Pandemic

Iryna Denysenko, Olena Skalatska, Oleg Parkhitko
2021 Postmodern Openings  
The authors relying on the basics of postmodern theory within interdisciplinary discourse trace the means of forming misinformation and its influence on changing worldview landmarks of humanity.  ...  Fake materials which have been outspreaded in online media and social networks are analyzed in the article.  ...  free online workshops.  ... 
doi:10.18662/po/12.3/337 fatcat:s5su4yzdknhi7htcpw753lrwfi

A Survey on Echo Chambers on Social Media: Description, Detection and Mitigation [article]

Faisal Alatawi, Lu Cheng, Anique Tahir, Mansooreh Karami, Bohan Jiang, Tyler Black, Huan Liu
2021 arXiv   pre-print
These mechanisms could be manifested in two forms: (1) the bias of social media's recommender systems and (2) internal biases such as confirmation bias and homophily.  ...  Therefore, we further investigate different computational approaches for echo chamber detection and prevention, mainly based around recommender systems.  ...  Although we do not believe aware recommender system.  ... 
arXiv:2112.05084v1 fatcat:hr5l4tnsyjeuvnzlexfb67m4xu

Libraries and Fake News: What's the Problem? What's the Plan?

Matthew Sullivan, Harvard University
2019 Communications in Information Literacy  
This article surveys the library and information science (LIS) response to the problems of fake news and misinformation from the 2016 U.S. presidential election to the end of 2018, focusing on how librarians  ...  Additionally, the article attempts to locate the LIS response in a larger interdisciplinary misinformation research program, provide commentary on the response in view of that research program, and lay  ...  Thus, "harm can be caused" as a result of sharing fake news online (El Rayess et al., 2018, p. 147) , and false claims can be "terrifying in their capacity … to do real harm to real people" (Anderson  ... 
doi:10.15760/comminfolit.2019.13.1.7 fatcat:wfsqwccx65h65o5dnjbekeqxzi

Social Media Usage in Health Communication and Its Implications on Public Health Security: A Case Study of COVID-19 in Zanzibar

Yiqun Geng, Rashid Maalim Khamis
2021 Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies  
In addition, there is high connection between online health information and offline people's health actions.  ...  Although social media are extensively employed in health communication promotion, their online and offline connection has rarely tested.  ...  regulators face in managing misinformation and fake news flooding on social media.  ... 
doi:10.30935/ojcmt/9575 fatcat:jtw7iwqgbra55hpml4csit3rse

Truth, Information & Democracy [chapter]

Katy Cook
2019 The Psychology of Silicon Valley  
The modern phenomenon of misinformation and disinformation have proliferated on the internet, where there remains no system by which to determine the accuracy of information online.  ...  Examples of the swift and steady spread of misinformation, disinformation, and propaganda online are too numerous to list; so, too, are instances of individual harm, hate speech, and democratic regression  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-030-27364-4_6 fatcat:7eeftwerkbgp5egmza3aavyccm

Knowledge, Awareness and Practice of Health care Professionals amid SARS-CoV-2, Corona Virus Disease Outbreak

Naseer Ahmed, Maria Shakoor, Fahim Vohra, Tariq Abduljabbar, Quratulain Mariam, Mariam Abdul Rehman
2020 Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences  
Seventy three percent of participants did not attend any lecture, workshop or seminar on COVID-19 for awareness purpose.  ...  Mandatory Continued professional development programs including lectures and workshops on COVID-19 for all health care professionals are the need of the hour, to manage the pandemic and limiting the morbidity  ...  has to be very careful about the reliability and authenticity of the source, as misinformation can do more harm than good.  ... 
doi:10.12669/pjms.36.covid19-s4.2704 pmid:32582314 pmcid:PMC7306948 fatcat:i4myg5qepnampnfbbwr4vb6tfm

Real-Time Tracking of COVID-19 Rumors Using Community-Based Methods in Côte d'Ivoire

Natalie Tibbels, Abdul Dosso, Aliya Allen-Valley, William Benie, Corinne Fordham, Jeanne Aka Brou, Marjorie Nana, Valère Zounneme, Korodénin Fatoumata Silué, Diarra Kamara, Danielle Naugle
2021 Global Health: Science and Practice Journal  
Building on previous work on Ebola and Zika viruses using Global Health Security Agenda systems strengthening support, the U.S.  ...  The system captured both widespread rumors consistent with misinformation in other settings, such as suspicions about case counts and the belief that masks were deliberately contaminated, as well as very  ...  We offer our gratitude to the staff of the Cote d'Ivoire National 143 line, the members of the Ivoirian Technical Working Group on Risk Communication, and the local correspondents who leveraged their time  ... 
doi:10.9745/ghsp-d-21-00031 pmid:34038385 fatcat:imrzqqodn5gfvcix5avweqzvxm

ALA Annual Conference (virtual): ACRL programs at the ALA Annual Conference

Association of College and Research Libraries
2021 College & research libraries news  
about COVID-19, engagement on social media with misinformation about COVID-19, perceived personal responsibility to refute information online, and burnout feelings associated with refuting COVID-related  ...  Due to the systems on which they are built, libraries were never neutral and inherently support the predominate voice.  ... 
doi:10.5860/crln.82.8.381 fatcat:eqbfruzmx5d4tfztuwonlyw5ve

Cybersafety Threats - from Deception to Aggression (Dagstuhl Seminar 19302)

Zinaida Benenson, Marianne Junger, Daniela Oliveira, Gianluca Stringhini, Michael Wagner
2019 Dagstuhl Reports  
activities are prospering online and are putting users at risk.  ...  In particular, cyber deception and cyber aggression practices are increasing their reach and seriousness, leading to a number of harmful practices such as phishing, disinformation, radicalization, and  ...  Another research question that I am interested in and is related to the theme of the workshop is: As fake news has been around even before the internet, can we learn from how the history has dealt with  ... 
doi:10.4230/dagrep.9.7.117 dblp:journals/dagstuhl-reports/BenensonJOS19 fatcat:zpxov2sgzfhppdnrz662uckcx4

A Bayesian social platform for inclusive and evidence-based decision making [article]

Susannah Kate Devitt, Tamara Rose Pearce, Alok Kumar Chowdhury, Kerrie Mengersen
2021 arXiv   pre-print
Against the backdrop of a social media reckoning, this paper seeks to demonstrate the potential of social tools to build virtuous behaviours online.  ...  Societies that use social platforms should be inclusive, responsive to evidence, limit punitive actions and allow productive discord and respectful disagreement.  ...  The Board…found Facebook's misinformation and imminent harm rule… to be inappropriately vague and inconsistent with international human rights standards.  ... 
arXiv:2102.06893v1 fatcat:eygevbiobvbtrdz3bnzlxlabom
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