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Studying Strategic Information Operations in India through Social Media

Soham De
Ashoka University
PhD Application Talk
AG 1, AG 2, AG 3, INET, AG 4, AG 5, D6, SWS, RG1, MMCI  
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Date, Time and Location

Monday, 23 January 2023
30 Minutes
Virtual talk


Strategic Information Operations are defined by social media companies as organized communicative activities that attempt to deliberately circulate inaccurate or deceptive information, resulting in harms such as propaganda, polarisation and misinformation. In this talk, I will discuss methods and results from my own prior research in using Twitter data to study such operations in India. This includes research on fringe communities (such as one organised around the death of an actor), religious debates, stakeholders in the misinformation ecosystem (such as journalists and fact-checkers) and uses mixed-methods spanning Network Science, Machine Learning, NLP, Grounded Theory etc, developed in the emerging field of Computational Social Science. I will conclude with an overview of opportunities for future work along similar lines.


Jennifer Gerling
+49 681 9325 1801
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Jennifer Gerling, 01/22/2023 17:41 -- Created document.