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What and Who
Title:Finding Fake News
Speaker:Giovanni Luca Ciampaglia
coming from:Indiana University Network Science Institute
Speakers Bio:Giovanni Luca Ciampaglia is an assistant research scientist at the Indiana University Network Science Institute (IUNI). His research interests are in

the emerging disciplines of network science and computational social science, with a particular focus on information diffusion on the Internet and
social media. At IUNI, he leads various efforts within the Social Network Science Hub.

His research has been covered in major news outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, the Economist, Wired, MIT Technology Review, NPR, and
CBS News, to cite a few. He holds a Ph.D. in Informatics from the University of Lugano, Switzerland and a M.Sc. (Laurea) from Sapienza University
of Rome, Italy.

Event Type:SWS Colloquium
Visibility:D1, D2, D3, D4, D5, SWS, RG1, MMCI
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Level:AG Audience
Date, Time and Location
Date:Monday, 26 June 2017
Duration:90 Minutes
Building:E1 5
Two-thirds of all American adults access the news through social media. But social networks and social media recommendations lead to information
bubbles, and personalization and recommendations, by maximizing the click-through rate, lead to ideological polarization. Consequently, rumors, false
news, conspiracy theories, and now even fake news sites are an increasingly worrisome phenomena. While media organizations (,
PolitiFact,, et al.) have stepped up their efforts to verify news, political scientists tell us that fact-checking efforts may be ineffective
or even counterproductive. To address some of these challenges, researchers at Indiana University are working on an open platform for the automatic
tracking of both online fake news and fact-checking on social media. The goal of the platform, named Hoaxy, is to reconstruct the diffusion networks
induced by hoaxes and their corrections as they are shared online and spread from person to person.
Name(s):Annika Meiser
Phone:0681 93039105
EMail:--email address not disclosed on the web
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