New Algorithms Could Reduce Polarization Driven By Information Overload | News & Events

As the volume of available information expands, the fraction a person is able to absorb shrinks. To break this cycle, computer scientists say we need new algorithms that prioritize a broader view over fulfilling consumer biases.

Source: New Algorithms Could Reduce Polarization Driven By Information Overload | News & Events

Έρευνα: Οι χρήστες των social media εμπιστεύονται περισσότερο τους influencers παρά τα brands | naftemporiki.gr

Περισσότεροι από τους μισούς χρήστες των μέσων κοινωνικής δικτύωσης θεωρούν ότι το περιεχόμενο που δημιουργείται από άλλους χρήστες και influencers είναι πιο αξιόπιστο και αυθεντικό από τις εικόνες των brands, σύμφωνα με έρευνα της εταιρείας Olapic.

Source: Έρευνα: Οι χρήστες των social media εμπιστεύονται περισσότερο τους influencers παρά τα brands | naftemporiki.gr

«Κυνηγούς» ψευδών ειδήσεων ετοιμάζουν οι Βρυξέλλες | Κόσμος | Η ΚΑΘΗΜΕΡΙΝΗ

Συμφωνήθηκε η ίδρυση δικτύου για τον εντοπισμό «όπλων προπαγάνδας» που αποκρύπτουν ορθές πληροφορίες.

Source: «Κυνηγούς» ψευδών ειδήσεων ετοιμάζουν οι Βρυξέλλες | Κόσμος | Η ΚΑΘΗΜΕΡΙΝΗ

Wikipedia criticised after it emerges female Nobel laureate had page rejected | The Independent

The Canadian scientist Donna Strickland is an associate professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Waterloo, a former president of the Optical Society and as of Tuesday, one of the winners of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics.  But until the hours after Ms Strickland’s win, the physicist did not have her own Wikipedia page as she was not considered significant enough.

Source: Wikipedia criticised after it emerges female Nobel laureate had page rejected | The Independent

Research Finds Bots and Russian Trolls Influenced Vaccine Discussion on Twitter | Office of Media Relations | The George Washington University

Social media bots and Russian trolls promoted discord and spread false information about vaccines on Twitter, according to new research led by the George Washington University. Using tactics similar to those at work during the 2016 United States presidential election, these Twitter accounts entered into vaccine debates months before election season was underway.

Source: Research Finds Bots and Russian Trolls Influenced Vaccine Discussion on Twitter | Office of Media Relations | The George Washington University