Multidisciplinary International Symposium on Disinformation in Open Online Media – MISDOOM 0

Multidisciplinary International Symposium on Disinformation in Open Online Media – MISDOOM

From February, 27 to March, 01, 2019 the multidisciplinary international symposium MISDOOM will be held at the HAW, University of Applied Sciences, Hamburg, Germany. The Symposium’s aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners from communication science, computer science, and economy, as well as journalists and online media professionals. They will discuss current topics, technical advances and societal challenges in the area of disinformation in open online media. MISDOOM is organized by PropStop, HAW Hamburg, the University of Münster, as well as the ERCIS competence centre “Social Media Analytics”. The German Research Foundation (DFG) funds the symposium.

Topics are technical and organizational means for manipulation and future trends in online-media usage. Furthermore, societal influencing, hybrid detection mechanisms and based on that counter-measures on disinformation and manipulation are also part of the symposium. Researchers and practitioners who work on these topics are invited to send original extended research abstracts, case studies, or position papers.

More information, important dates, and rules of action are available at www.misdoom.org.

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Who’s lying on the net? From bots, trolls and other actors – panel discussion with Mike Preuß 0

Who’s lying on the net? From bots, trolls and other actors – panel discussion with Mike Preuß

In order to be able to move safely through the Internet, knowledge of the technical possibilities of manipulation is crucial. Above all, the targeted influencing of discourses and opinions has become a major topic. Terms such as “fake news”,”filter bubbles”,”social bots” and “big data” characterize the debate about digital communication.

Dr. Mike Preuß spoke at the panel discussion “Wer lügt im Netz? – Von Bots, Trollen und anderen Akteuren” in the Berlin-Brandenburgischen Akademie der Wissenschaften about the detection of propaganda attacks on social media.

A recording of the panel discussion can be found online on the web pages of the science portal of the Gerda Henkel Foundation (link in German).

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Do Bots, Trolls and Fakes influence our political opinion? Panel-Discussion with Lena Frischlich

The Landeszentrale für politische Bildung in cooperation with Transparency International held a Panel-Discussion on Monday evening, November 27, 2017 on the topic of „opinions. media. manipulation.“ as part of the „Anti-Corruption-Day“.

In a time where social bots and „fake news“ and their influence on political elections are frequently discussed, this evening focused on the question: Is this a new and dangerous dimension of power corruptibility and manipulation?

Dr. Lena Frischlich was invited as an expert on the ecosystem of alternative media.

Other experts included Lisa-Maria Neudert (Oxford Internet Institute), Dr. Thomas Köcher (Landeszentrale für Politische Bildung Bremen) and Dr. Frank Schulte (Editor„buten und binnen“ Radio Bremen). These presented their research on the potential of manipulation through the internet, the relevance of fake news for opinion-forming and potential counter-strategies.

Here you can find the press release of Transparency International.

 

 

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