Seminar on Fake News - Digital Transformation Platform

The problem of Fake News and other problematic online content is one of our times most pressing challenges -- it is widely believed to have played a major role in the election of Trump and Brexit, and in general threatens a healthy function of news media in modern democracy.

Torsdag, 21 november, 2019 - 15:00 to 18:00

The problem of Fake News and other problematic online content is one of our times most pressing challenges -- it is widely believed to have played a major role in the election of Trump and the current situation with Brexit. In generel, the current situation threathens the healthy function of the press in modern democracy. In this seminar, the Platform for Digital Transformation brings together practictioners and academic scholars from various disciplines, including information systems, economics, and computational lingusistics, to better understand the phenomenon, and to develop research strategies to adress it. 

Program for the Seminar: 

15:00 - Alan Denis, Indiana University: Fake news on social media: why we fall for it and what we can do about it, 

15:30, Isabella Augenstein, Copenhagen University: MultiFC; A real world multi-domain dataset for evidence-based fact checking of claims

16:00, Abayomi Baiyere and Daniel Hardt, CBS: Fake news and the importance of supporting evidence

16:30, Panel discussion

17:00, Wine and reception

You can join the event remotely via this link

 

Sidst opdateret: Department of Digitalization // 04/11/2019