Summer School on Computational Misinformation Analysis 2019
Summer School on Computational Misinformation Analysis
Organised by the SoBigData project, with support from the WeVerify project
June 25-29 2019, King’s College London
The recent past has highlighted the influential role of social networks and other digital media in shaping public debate on current affairs and political issues. Disinformation and the hyper-partisan media distort societal debates, increase polarisation, and threaten participatory democracy. For instance, the surprising success of Brexit and Trump’s election has been, at least partially, attributed to the unprecedented weave of false information that in both cases have polluted online debate before the vote.
Not only does misinformation get significant attention and shares, but also alternative narratives often try to gain credibility through reusing content from mainstream media, often framed so as to undermine reader confidence in the latter.
The aim of this summer school is, firstly, to set out the state-of-the-art and challenges in computational misinformation analysis, followed by lectures and hands-on practical sessions on relevant methods, tools, and datasets.
The summer school programme provides further details. Participant numbers are limited to 40, so early registration is advised.
Please fill in and sign this registration form and email it to email@example.com. You will then be sent details about payment.
Registration deadline: 31 May 2019
- Students : £100 (up to 20 fee-waiver grants available, on application)
- Early career researchers: £200 (up to 10 fee-waver grants available for female researchers)
- Charities, NGOs, and other not-for-profit organisations: £350
- Companies: £600
Please install in advance, if possible:
- Gephi (network analysis): https://gephi.org/
- GATE (rumour analysis; text and social media analytics):https://gate.ac.uk/download/#latest