Walter Quattrociocchi is a researcher at the Sapienza University of Rome and a researcher at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, where he teaches and directs the Laboratory of Data and Complexity. He deals with the characterisation of social dynamics, from opinions to the dissemination of information, with particular regard to network narratives (conspiracy theories and false information) and social contagion. His academic contributions have appeared in numerous scientific journals, including Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, while the results of his research on misinformation have been covered by Global Risk Report 2016-2017, Scientific American, New Scientist, Economist, Guardian, New York Times, Washington Post, Bloomberg, Fortune, Poynter, and Atlantic.
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Walter Quattrociocchi on the Infodemic and how disinformation spreads on different social media
Associate Professor Walter Quattrociocchi of the Sapienza University of Rome recently published a study called ‘The COVID-19 social media infodemic’. By analysing massive amounts of data on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Reddit and Gab, Quattrociocchi and his team assessed the global evolution of discourse for each platform and its users. For him understanding the social dynamics ...
A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Walter Quattrociocchi about Media literacy
Media literacy, a scientist's opinion Interview with Walter Quattrociocchi, head of the Laboratory of Data and Complexity at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. How would you define media literacy? Walter Quattrociocchi: The definition varies greatly depending on the problem that you are trying to solve. Media literacy is invoked as a decisive tool with respect ...
Media literacy to counteract misinformation and disinformation: a challenge we should be taking on
Inaccuracy or intentional manipulation: the circulation of false information has become one of the leading problems we are facing in the digital environment. Now watchdogs are fighting back with a range of solutions.