Data-driven Approaches on Understanding Disinformation Savvas Zannettou, Yang Zhang

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12.05.2020

Schedule of presentation

Dear all,

 

After received your responses, we have arranged a schedule for you to give the presentations (see it at the end of this message).

The presentation starts next week.  On every Wednesday from 2pm to 3:30 pm, we will have two presenters to... Read more

Dear all,

 

After received your responses, we have arranged a schedule for you to give the presentations (see it at the end of this message).

The presentation starts next week.  On every Wednesday from 2pm to 3:30 pm, we will have two presenters to introduce their preferred papers.

We will not have any presentation this week.  See you next week. :)

 

Cheers,

Min


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Below is the paper presentation schedule.


2020-05-20 Saurabh Pandey 1 Vosoughi, S., Roy, D. and Aral, S., 2018. The spread of true and false news online. Science, 359(6380), pp.1146-1151.
2020-05-20 Rui Wen 2 Zannettou, S., Caulfield, T., De Cristofaro, E., Kourtellis, N., Leontiadis, I., Sirivianos, M., Stringhini, G. and Blackburn, J., 2017, November. The web centipede: understanding how web communities influence each other through the lens of mainstream and alternative news sources. In Proceedings of the 2017 Internet Measurement Conference (pp. 405-417).

2020-05-27 Choudhary, Pramila 3 Starbird, K., 2017, May. Examining the alternative media ecosystem through the production of alternative narratives of mass shooting events on Twitter. In Eleventh International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media.
2020-05-27 Ankit Agrawal 4 Resende, G., Melo, P., Sousa, H., Messias, J., Vasconcelos, M., Almeida, J. and Benevenuto, F., 2019, May. (Mis) Information Dissemination in WhatsApp: Gathering, Analyzing and Countermeasures. In The World Wide Web Conference (pp. 818-828).

2020-06-03 Franz Schramm 5 Zannettou, S., Caulfield, T., Setzer, W., Sirivianos, M., Stringhini, G. and Blackburn, J., 2019, June. Who let the trolls out? towards understanding state-sponsored trolls. In Proceedings of the 10th acm conference on web science (pp. 353-362).
2020-06-03 Ole Keil 6 Jiang, S., Robertson, R.E. and Wilson, C., 2019, July. Bias misperceived: The role of partisanship and misinformation in youtube comment moderation. In Proceedings of the International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (Vol. 13, No. 01, pp. 278-289).

2020-06-10 Omar Mansour 7 Kumar, S., West, R. and Leskovec, J., 2016, April. Disinformation on the web: Impact, characteristics, and detection of wikipedia hoaxes. In Proceedings of the 25th international conference on World Wide Web (pp. 591-602).
2020-06-10 Aishwarya Anegundi 8 Budak, C., Agrawal, D. and El Abbadi, A., 2011, March. Limiting the spread of misinformation in social networks. In Proceedings of the 20th international conference on World wide web (pp. 665-674).

2020-06-17 Divya Nidadavolu 9 Zannettou, S., Caulfield, T., Blackburn, J., De Cristofaro, E., Sirivianos, M., Stringhini, G. and Suarez-Tangil, G., 2018, October. On the origins of memes by means of fringe web communities. In Proceedings of the Internet Measurement Conference 2018 (pp. 188-202).
2020-06-17 Yongqing Wang 10 Mathew, B., Dutt, R., Goyal, P. and Mukherjee, A., 2019, June. Spread of hate speech in online social media. In Proceedings of the 10th ACM Conference on Web Science (pp. 173-182).

2020-06-24 Aditya Bikram Biswas 11 Mariconti, E., Suarez-Tangil, G., Blackburn, J., De Cristofaro, E., Kourtellis, N., Leontiadis, I., Serrano, J.L. and Stringhini, G., 2019. " You Know What to Do" Proactive Detection of YouTube Videos Targeted by Coordinated Hate Attacks. Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction, 3(CSCW), pp.1-21.
2020-06-24 Kumari, Rupam 12 Finkelstein, J., Zannettou, S., Bradlyn, B. and Blackburn, J., 2018. A quantitative approach to understanding online antisemitism. arXiv preprint arXiv:1809.01644.

2020-07-01 Yugeng Liu 13 Chandrasekharan, E., Pavalanathan, U., Srinivasan, A., Glynn, A., Eisenstein, J. and Gilbert, E., 2017. You can't stay here: The efficacy of reddit's 2015 ban examined through hate speech. Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction, 1(CSCW), pp.1-22.
2020-07-01 Hanan Othman 14 Mathew, B., Saha, P., Tharad, H., Rajgaria, S., Singhania, P., Maity, S.K., Goyal, P. and Mukherjee, A., 2019, July. Thou shalt not hate: Countering online hate speech. In Proceedings of the International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (Vol. 13, No. 01, pp. 369-380).

2020-07-08 Martin Weidig 15 Zannettou, S., Blackburn, J., De Cristofaro, E., Sirivianos, M. and Stringhini, G., 2018, June. Understanding web archiving services and their (mis) use on social media. In Twelfth International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media.
2020-07-08 Ann-Kathrin Thies 16 Ribeiro, M.H., Ottoni, R., West, R., Almeida, V.A. and Meira Jr, W., 2020, January. Auditing radicalization pathways on youtube. In Proceedings of the 2020 Conference on Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency (pp. 131-141).

 
 
12.05.2020

Send your preferred paper by the end of today

Dear all,

 

I have received 11 responses from you, however, we still miss 5 replies, for now, paper 3, 8, 12, 13, 15 haven't been assigned.

Please send your preferred papers(ranked by preference) by the end of today.... Read more

Dear all,

 

I have received 11 responses from you, however, we still miss 5 replies, for now, paper 3, 8, 12, 13, 15 haven't been assigned.

Please send your preferred papers(ranked by preference) by the end of today. :)

 

Best,

Min

 

08.05.2020

more logistics

Hi everyone,

All papers have been displayed on cms, and paper assignment starts. Please send your three choices (ranked by preference) to min.chen@cispa.saarland.

Besides, there won't be any student presentation next week, either we cancel the seminar or find... Read more

Hi everyone,

All papers have been displayed on cms, and paper assignment starts. Please send your three choices (ranked by preference) to min.chen@cispa.saarland.

Besides, there won't be any student presentation next week, either we cancel the seminar or find some external person to give a talk. We will keep you guys updated by the middle of next week.

At last, we provide a doodle link for you to choose a possible time-slot for DAUD (for privacy, only TAs can see the results in the backend). https://doodle.com/poll/wku4ygbqn62achgt

Please vote ASAP.

Best regards,

Yang

 

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02.05.2020

kick-off of DAUD

Dear all,

the kick-off of DAUD will be on May 8th, 2020 (10:00-11:30).

Please join via the following Zooom link.

Cheers,

Yang

Yang Zhang is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: DAUD
Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet... Read more

Dear all,

the kick-off of DAUD will be on May 8th, 2020 (10:00-11:30).

Please join via the following Zooom link.

Cheers,

Yang

Yang Zhang is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: DAUD
Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime

Join Zoom Meeting
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Data-driven Approaches on Understanding Disinformation

Overview


Arguably, one of the greatest inventions of humanity is the Web. Despite the fact it revolutionized our lives, the Web has also introduced or amplified a set of several social issues like the spread of disinformation and hateful content to a large number of people.

In this seminar, we will look into research that focuses on extracting insights from large corpus of data with the goal to understand emerging socio-technical issues on the Web such as the dissemination of disinformation and hateful content. We will read, present, and discuss papers that follow a data-driven approach to analyze large-scale datasets across several axes to study the multi-faceted aspects of emerging issues like disinformation.

During this seminar, the participants will have the opportunity to learn about state-of-the-art techniques and tools that are used for large-scale processing, including, but not limited to, statistical techniques, machine learning, image analysis, and natural language processing techniques.

 

Logistics


Location: online via Zoom

Lecturers: Savvas Zannettou and Yang Zhang

Assistants: Min Chen (min.chen@cispa.saarland), Xinlei He (xinlei.he@cispa.saarland), Yang Zou (yang.zou@cispa.saarland)

Time: Every Wednesday 14:00-15:30

List of Papers

  1. Vosoughi, S., Roy, D. and Aral, S., 2018. The spread of true and false news online. Science, 359(6380), pp.1146-1151.
  2. Zannettou, S., Caulfield, T., De Cristofaro, E., Kourtellis, N., Leontiadis, I., Sirivianos, M., Stringhini, G. and Blackburn, J., 2017, November. The web centipede: understanding how web communities influence each other through the lens of mainstream and alternative news sources. In Proceedings of the 2017 Internet Measurement Conference (pp. 405-417).
  3. Starbird, K., 2017, May. Examining the alternative media ecosystem through the production of alternative narratives of mass shooting events on Twitter. In Eleventh International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media.
  4. Resende, G., Melo, P., Sousa, H., Messias, J., Vasconcelos, M., Almeida, J. and Benevenuto, F., 2019, May. (Mis) Information Dissemination in WhatsApp: Gathering, Analyzing and Countermeasures. In The World Wide Web Conference (pp. 818-828).
  5. Zannettou, S., Caulfield, T., Setzer, W., Sirivianos, M., Stringhini, G. and Blackburn, J., 2019, June. Who let the trolls out? towards understanding state-sponsored trolls. In Proceedings of the 10th acm conference on web science (pp. 353-362).
  6. Jiang, S., Robertson, R.E. and Wilson, C., 2019, July. Bias misperceived: The role of partisanship and misinformation in youtube comment moderation. In Proceedings of the International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (Vol. 13, No. 01, pp. 278-289).
  7. Kumar, S., West, R. and Leskovec, J., 2016, April. Disinformation on the web: Impact, characteristics, and detection of wikipedia hoaxes. In Proceedings of the 25th international conference on World Wide Web (pp. 591-602).
  8. Budak, C., Agrawal, D. and El Abbadi, A., 2011, March. Limiting the spread of misinformation in social networks. In Proceedings of the 20th international conference on World wide web (pp. 665-674). 
  9. Zannettou, S., Caulfield, T., Blackburn, J., De Cristofaro, E., Sirivianos, M., Stringhini, G. and Suarez-Tangil, G., 2018, October. On the origins of memes by means of fringe web communities. In Proceedings of the Internet Measurement Conference 2018 (pp. 188-202).
  10. Mathew, B., Dutt, R., Goyal, P. and Mukherjee, A., 2019, June. Spread of hate speech in online social media. In Proceedings of the 10th ACM Conference on Web Science (pp. 173-182).
  11. Mariconti, E., Suarez-Tangil, G., Blackburn, J., De Cristofaro, E., Kourtellis, N., Leontiadis, I., Serrano, J.L. and Stringhini, G., 2019. " You Know What to Do" Proactive Detection of YouTube Videos Targeted by Coordinated Hate Attacks. Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction, 3(CSCW), pp.1-21.
  12. Finkelstein, J., Zannettou, S., Bradlyn, B. and Blackburn, J., 2018. A quantitative approach to understanding online antisemitism. arXiv preprint arXiv:1809.01644.
  13. Chandrasekharan, E., Pavalanathan, U., Srinivasan, A., Glynn, A., Eisenstein, J. and Gilbert, E., 2017. You can't stay here: The efficacy of reddit's 2015 ban examined through hate speech. Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction, 1(CSCW), pp.1-22.
  14. Mathew, B., Saha, P., Tharad, H., Rajgaria, S., Singhania, P., Maity, S.K., Goyal, P. and Mukherjee, A., 2019, July. Thou shalt not hate: Countering online hate speech. In Proceedings of the International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (Vol. 13, No. 01, pp. 369-380).
  15. Zannettou, S., Blackburn, J., De Cristofaro, E., Sirivianos, M. and Stringhini, G., 2018, June. Understanding web archiving services and their (mis) use on social media. In Twelfth International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media.
  16. Ribeiro, M.H., Ottoni, R., West, R., Almeida, V.A. and Meira Jr, W., 2020, January. Auditing radicalization pathways on youtube. In Proceedings of the 2020 Conference on Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency (pp. 131-141).

 

Schedule


2020-05-20 Saurabh Pandey 1 Vosoughi, S., Roy, D. and Aral, S., 2018. The spread of true and false news online. Science, 359(6380), pp.1146-1151.
2020-05-20 Rui Wen 2 Zannettou, S., Caulfield, T., De Cristofaro, E., Kourtellis, N., Leontiadis, I., Sirivianos, M., Stringhini, G. and Blackburn, J., 2017, November. The web centipede: understanding how web communities influence each other through the lens of mainstream and alternative news sources. In Proceedings of the 2017 Internet Measurement Conference (pp. 405-417).
2020-05-27 Choudhary, Pramila 3 Starbird, K., 2017, May. Examining the alternative media ecosystem through the production of alternative narratives of mass shooting events on Twitter. In Eleventh International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media.
2020-05-27 Ankit Agrawal 4 Resende, G., Melo, P., Sousa, H., Messias, J., Vasconcelos, M., Almeida, J. and Benevenuto, F., 2019, May. (Mis) Information Dissemination in WhatsApp: Gathering, Analyzing and Countermeasures. In The World Wide Web Conference (pp. 818-828).
2020-06-03 Franz Schramm 5 Zannettou, S., Caulfield, T., Setzer, W., Sirivianos, M., Stringhini, G. and Blackburn, J., 2019, June. Who let the trolls out? towards understanding state-sponsored trolls. In Proceedings of the 10th acm conference on web science (pp. 353-362).
2020-06-03 Ole Keil 6 Jiang, S., Robertson, R.E. and Wilson, C., 2019, July. Bias misperceived: The role of partisanship and misinformation in youtube comment moderation. In Proceedings of the International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (Vol. 13, No. 01, pp. 278-289).
2020-06-10 Omar Mansour 7 Kumar, S., West, R. and Leskovec, J., 2016, April. Disinformation on the web: Impact, characteristics, and detection of wikipedia hoaxes. In Proceedings of the 25th international conference on World Wide Web (pp. 591-602).
2020-06-10 Aishwarya Anegundi 8 Budak, C., Agrawal, D. and El Abbadi, A., 2011, March. Limiting the spread of misinformation in social networks. In Proceedings of the 20th international conference on World wide web (pp. 665-674).

2020-06-17 Divya Nidadavolu 9 Zannettou, S., Caulfield, T., Blackburn, J., De Cristofaro, E., Sirivianos, M., Stringhini, G. and Suarez-Tangil, G., 2018, October. On the origins of memes by means of fringe web communities. In Proceedings of the Internet Measurement Conference 2018 (pp. 188-202).

2020-06-17 Yongqing Wang 10 Mathew, B., Dutt, R., Goyal, P. and Mukherjee, A., 2019, June. Spread of hate speech in online social media. In Proceedings of the 10th ACM Conference on Web Science (pp. 173-182).

2020-06-24 Aditya Bikram Biswas 11 Mariconti, E., Suarez-Tangil, G., Blackburn, J., De Cristofaro, E., Kourtellis, N., Leontiadis, I., Serrano, J.L. and Stringhini, G., 2019. " You Know What to Do" Proactive Detection of YouTube Videos Targeted by Coordinated Hate Attacks. Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction, 3(CSCW), pp.1-21.

2020-06-24 Kumari, Rupam 12 Finkelstein, J., Zannettou, S., Bradlyn, B. and Blackburn, J., 2018. A quantitative approach to understanding online antisemitism. arXiv preprint arXiv:1809.01644.

2020-07-01 Yugeng Liu 13 Chandrasekharan, E., Pavalanathan, U., Srinivasan, A., Glynn, A., Eisenstein, J. and Gilbert, E., 2017. You can't stay here: The efficacy of reddit's 2015 ban examined through hate speech. Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction, 1(CSCW), pp.1-22.

2020-07-01 Hanan Othman 14 Mathew, B., Saha, P., Tharad, H., Rajgaria, S., Singhania, P., Maity, S.K., Goyal, P. and Mukherjee, A., 2019, July. Thou shalt not hate: Countering online hate speech. In Proceedings of the International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (Vol. 13, No. 01, pp. 369-380).

2020-07-08 Martin Weidig 15 Zannettou, S., Blackburn, J., De Cristofaro, E., Sirivianos, M. and Stringhini, G., 2018, June. Understanding web archiving services and their (mis) use on social media. In Twelfth International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media.

2020-07-08 Ann-Kathrin Thies 16 Ribeiro, M.H., Ottoni, R., West, R., Almeida, V.A. and Meira Jr, W., 2020, January. Auditing radicalization pathways on youtube. In Proceedings of the 2020 Conference on Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency (pp. 131-141).

 

Grading


The course will be graded by 50% presentation, 30% reports, and 20% class performance.

 
 
 
 


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