Contributor: Sophia Ignatidou

Sofia Ignatidou ESMH contributor

Sophia Ignatidou is an Academy Stavros Niarchos Foundation Fellow at the International Security Department at Chatham House, London, where she’s currently researching disinformation, as well as artificial intelligence’s implications for legacy and social media. She has also been working as a freelance journalist and sub-editor for more than 15 years, writing for UK outlets such as the Guardian, CNN, The Week, and most of the broadsheets in her home country Greece. She holds an MA in Journalism from Goldsmiths College and an MA/PGDip in International Studies and Diplomacy from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London. Her current interests include media theory, political security, technology and propaganda.

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Nikos Sarris

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Nikos Sarris about SOMA consortium

SOMA consortium, a scientist’s opinion Interview with Nikos Sarris, SOMA Project Coordinator, Head of ATC Innovation Lab. Can you explain how SOMA, ATC, TruthNest and Truly Media work and how they fit together? At ATC, we have been working for almost 10 years on ways to help professionals assess the trustworthiness of online content. As ...

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George Markopoulos : “We trawl through social media because that is where the most heated debates are happening right now.”

George Markopoulos is Associate Professor at the Department of Linguistics of the School of Philosophy National and Kapodistrian, at the University of Athens. He participated in the ESMH event Virality and influencers in digital communication on 3 April in the European Parliament.

Kristof Varga at ESMH Event

Kristof Varga : “Content does not make things viral. People do.”

Kristof Varga is a Consultant on policy development and social media and formerly Director of the Public Division at Bakamo.Social. He participated in the ESMH event Virality and influencers in digital communication on 3 April 2019 in the European Parliament.

Michael Bossetta at the ESMH Event

Michael Bossetta : “We need more research into what are the best technological structures to facilitate meaningful dialogue”

Michael Bossetta is social media expert, political and data scientist at the University of Copenhagen and podcaster. He participated in the ESMH event Virality and influencers in digital communication on 3 April in the European Parliament.

A scientist's opinion Kalina Bontcheva, an ESMH interview

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Kalina Bontcheva about Technology & Disinformation

There is a strong need for data protection laws that can adequately address the challenges of user data being misused and harvested without consent by third-party applications, political parties/politicians, researchers, and others.

A scientist opinion, Trisha Meyer & Chris Marsden, an ESMH interview

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Dr Trisha Meyer & Prof Chris Marsden about Technology & Disinformation

"In struggling to find a sustainable business model for the online environment, many traditional media providers have become almost exclusively reliant on advertising."

The promise and limitations of technological solutions to disinformation © Inked Pixels / Shutterstock

The promise and limitations of technological solutions to disinformation

How useful can machine-learning be in dealing with vectors of disinformation such as deep fakes or bots, and what are the implications of AI-powered fact-checking and deprioritising systems for media pluralism and freedom of expression?