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 COMPUTATIONAL FAKE NEWS ANALYSIS: 
A PRACTICAL WORKSHOP 

King's College London 

Strand campus 

King's Building 

K0.50 

WC2R 2LS 

LONDON

15-16 JUNE 2017

HTTP://WWW.SOBIGDATA.EU/COMPUTATIONAL-FAKE-NEWS-ANALYSIS-PRACTICAL-WORKSHOP


The recent past has highlighted the influential role of social networks
and other digital media in shaping public debate on current affairs and
political issues. Disinformation and the alternative media ecosystem
distort societal debates, increase polarisation, and threaten
participatory democracy. For instance, the surprising success of Brexit
and Trump's election has been, at least partially, attributed to the
unprecedented weave of false information that in both cases have
polluted online debate before the vote. 

Not only do fake news get significant attention and shares, but also
alternative narratives often try to gain credibility through reusing
content from mainstream media, often framed so as to undermine reader
confidence in the latter. 

The aim of this workshop is, firstly, to set out the state-of-the-art
and challenges in fake news analysis, followed by hands-on practical
sessions on relevant computational tools, including hyperlink crawling,
network analysis, and rumour analysis. 

PROGRAMME

 15 JUNE 2017

10:00 - 10:30 WORKSHOP INTRODUCTION AND AIMS (K. BONTCHEVA & M. COTE)

10:30 - 12:30  PANEL DISCUSSION ON FAKE NEWS ANALYSIS: STATE-OF-THE-ART
AND CHALLENGES  

CHAIR: TOBIAS BLANKE (KING’S COLLEGE LONDON)

 	* 

MARTIN MOORE (CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF MEDIA, COMMUNICATION AND POWER,
KCL)

 	* 

FIRST DRAFT NEWS REPRESENTATIVE (TBC)

 	* 

KALINA BONTCHEVA (UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD)

 	* Rumour analysis in the PHEME project

 	* 

MARK COTE (KING'S COLLEGE LONDON)

 	* 

MATHIEU JACOMY (SCIENCES PO, PARIS)

 	* Field guide to fake news

  12:30 - 13:30  LUNCH AND NETWORKING

13:30 - 17:30 INVESTIGATING FAKE NEWS SITE NETWORKS

LEARN HOW TO USE OPEN-SOURCE HYPERLINK CRAWLING AND NETWORK ANALYSIS IN
ORDER TO INVESTIGATE THE CONNECTIVITY PROFILE OF FAKE NEWS WEBSITES.
DURING THE WORKSHOP, WE WILL CRAWL THE ‘FAKE NEWS ECOSYSTEM’ AS A
MULTIPARTITE DOMAIN INHABITED BY DIFFERENT TYPES OF WEBSITES (THAT MAY
OR MAY NOT BE ACTUALLY LABELLED AS FAKE NEWS) SUCH AS:

 	* 

POLITICAL SATIRE

 	* 

CONSPIRACY THEORY WEBSITES

 	* 

TRADITIONAL NEWS

 	* 

EXTREME POLITICAL WEBSITES

 	* 

WEBSITES FARMING AD REVENUES

 	* 

FAKE NEWS TRACKERS

 	* 

ACTORS WHO PRODUCE DISCUSS ABOUT THE FAKE NEWS PHENOMENON

PARTICIPANTS WILL LEARN HOW HARVEST THE NETWORK OF HYPERLINKS CONNECTING
THESE WEBSITES AND HOW TO VISUALISE AND ANALYSE SUCH NETWORK.

16 JUNE 2017

09:30 - 12:30 ANALYSING ONLINE RUMOURS 

LEARN HOW TO USE OPEN-SOURCE TEXT AND SOCIAL MEDIA ANALYSIS TOOLS, IN
ORDER TO DETECT AUTOMATICALLY ONLINE RUMOURS, ANALYSE OPINION
POLARISATION AROUND THESE, AND DETERMINE THEIR LIKELY OVERALL VERACITY.
THIS SESSION WILL PRESENT THE LATEST TOOLS DEVELOPED IN THE PHEME
PROJECT [1] ON COMPUTATIONAL RUMOUR ANALYSIS.  

 12:30 - 13:00 CLOSING REMARKS

REGISTRATION

Attendance is free, but please register at (password: FKNEWS1506): 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/computational-fake-news-analysis-a-practical-workshop-tickets-34776359026
[2] 

_TOOLS _(PLEASE INSTALL IN ADVANCE, IF POSSIBLE)

GEPHI (NETWORK ANALYSIS)

HTTP://HYPHE.MEDIALAB.SCIENCES-PO.FR [3]

GATE (RUMOUR ANALYSIS; TEXT AND SOCIAL MEDIA ANALYTICS)

 https://gate.ac.uk/download/#latest [4]  

-- 
Beatrice Rapisarda
Web Applications for the Future Internet Lab, IIT- CNR
Via G.Moruzzi 1, 56124 Pisa, Italy
Tel.: +39 050 315 3438 

Links:
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[1] http://www.pheme.eu
[2]
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/computational-fake-news-analysis-a-practical-workshop-tickets-34776359026
[3]
https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fhyphe.medialab.sciences-po.fr&amp;data=01%7C01%7Cmark.cote%40kcl.ac.uk%7Cbfcccc275f3d453058f608d46f6d3069%7C8370cf1416f34c16b83c724071654356%7C0&amp;sdata=oHS9Upfa%2BuAN9GCQq1qxQsZJtAMuVpFz82P8q8TkguY%3D&amp;reserved=0
[4] https://gate.ac.uk/download/#latest

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