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ESMH Online disinformation during elections

Online disinformation during elections : researchers in Europe team up to monitor and analyse the situation

As has been the case for many recent national elections, the European Parliament elections are also facing the challenges of online disinformation. The European Commission is making an extra effort to push giant tech companies to implement a voluntary code of conduct against disinformation. European researchers are preparing the first studies on the topic.

A scientist's opinion Lisa-Maria Neudert about online disinformation in elections ESMH interview

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Lisa- Maria Neudert about online disinformation in elections

Online disinformation in elections, a scientist's opinion Interview with Lisa- Maria Neudert, is a DPhil candidate at the Oxford Internet Institute and Researcher with the Project on Computational Propaganda. Will you be observing the EP elections? What are the main challenges? Yes, we are currently preparing to analyse the EP elections in May and are ...

STOA study Technology & social polarisation ESMH

STOA Study : Technology and social polarisation

Consult the full study With the Cambridge Analytica scandal, it became clear how technologies such as social media and techniques such as psychological profiling can be combined in election campaigns with worrying effects. Personalised political messaging is highly automated. It starts and ends with social media, which provides both the data for categorising users and ...

STOA study Polarisation & the news media in Europe ESMH

STOA Study : Polarisation and the news media in Europe

This report describes a review of the literature examining the effect of news use on polarisation across Europe. In considering work concerned with both the supply side of news (news production) and the demand side (news consumption), the report concludes that across Europe there is as yet little evidence to support the idea that increased ...

A scientist's opinion Kajsa Falasca about online disinformation in elections ESMH interview

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Kajsa Falasca about online disinformation in elections

Online disinformation in elections, a scientist's opinion Interview with Kajsa Falasca, Senior Lecturer and Assistant Professor at the Department of Media and Communication Science (MKV) at the research centre DEMICOM at Mid University Sweden. Prior to last year's elections in Sweden, huge numbers of fake news items were posted on Twitter, concerning Islam and immigration ...

Internet bots, a new vaccine against malaria and some latest reports on disinformation, ESMH Press Review

ESMH Press Review – April 26, 2019

Internet bots, a new vaccine against malaria and some latest reports on disinformation: check the ESMH selection of 24 science & tech news published in the last 2 weeks on the web. Pick your favourite from the most popular topics in the mainstream media !

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.

Regulating disinformation with AI, STOA Study for ESMH

STOA study : Regulating disinformation with AI

This study examines the consequences of the increasingly prevalent use of artificial intelligence (AI) disinformation initiatives upon freedom of expression, pluralism and the functioning of a democratic polity. The study examines the trade-offs in using automated technology to limit the spread of disinformation online. It presents options (from self-regulatory to legislative) to regulate automated content ...

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?