Seminar on Fake News

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

Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 15:00 to 18:00

Fake News Seminar

The problem of Fake News and other problematic online content is one of our time’s most pressing challenges -- it is widely believed to have played a major role in the election of Trump and Brexit, and in general threatens the healthy functioning of news media in modern democracy. In this seminar, The Platform for Digital Transformation brings together practitioners and academic scholars from various disciplines, including information systems, economics, and computational linguistics, to better understand the phenomenon, and to develop research strategies to address it.

 Fake News Collage

Program
15.00 Alan Dennis, Indiana University: Fake News on Social Media: Why We Fall for It and What We Can Do about It

15.30 Isabelle 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 Reception –

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Thursday, 21 November, 2019, from 15.00-18.00
Copenhagen Business School
Kilen, Kilevej 14, 2000 Frederiksberg
Room: Ks54

The seminar can be joined remotely via this link

This seminar is supported by the Network of European Data Scientists (NeEDS), a project funded by the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 822214.

Find more information on the Network of European Data Scientists here.

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