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2020.05.30 | DATALAB, Disinformation

DATALAB receives EU grant for disinformation research

DATALAB is a part of the new EU-funded European Digital Media Observatory project that brings together fact-checkers, media literacy experts and academic researchers to understand and analyse disinformation.

2020.04.16 | DATALAB, Disinformation

New report on disinformation and democracy: A turn in the debate

The threat to democracy posed by disinformation has become a growing topic of interest within the recent years and was the focus of DATALAB’s research director Anja Bechmann’s stay as Thinker in Residence at KVAB.

2020.03.26 | DATALAB

Eight goals for a human-centric internet

As part of the European Commission’s Next Generation Internet initiative, DATALAB have selected eight key topics that will set out a vision for a better, more human-centric future internet and inform the initiative's policy and technology research agenda going forward.

2020.01.28 | DATALAB, Disinformation, Data sharing and privacy

DATALAB contributes to AoIR’s Internet Research Ethics Guidelines 3.0

As a reaction to new technological developments, including the political and institutional pressure on researchers, the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR) has recently published the third edition of guidelines for ethics in Internet Research: “Ethical Guidelines 3.0” (IRE 3.0).

2020.01.03 | DATALAB

Predicting future trends from past novelty: New model for trend estimation on social media

As part of the H2020-project NGI Forward, DATALAB has developed a new model for the estimation of trend reservoirs. The model was applied on the social media site Reddit to deliver insights into trending discussions on artificial intelligence.

2019.12.17 | DATALAB, Algorithmic operation and control

Patients risk incorrect treatment when AI systems makes the wrong diagnosis (in Danish)

The AI developers' ability to interpret data correctly is alpha and omega when intelligent IT systems are used in the treatment of illnesses

2019.12.17 | Disinformation

SOMA’s video list: 10+ videos on digital news verification that you need to watch

With the help of the members, SOMA have gathered below a list of videos on digital news verification that are worth watching. Click to learn more!

2019.11.22 | DATALAB, Algorithmic operation and control, Data sharing and privacy

A social science perspective on the Next Generation Internet

In Brisbane, Australia, DATALAB gathered internet researchers from around the world for a workshop on the development of a more human-centered internet.

2019.11.22 | DATALAB, Algorithmic operation and control, Data sharing and privacy

Machine learning and big data can challenge due process if used without consideration (in Danish)

Many people consider decisions based on data as neutral, but a case from the United States illustrate that they aren’t. Read the commentary in Jyllands-Posten from DATALAB's Simon Enni and Anja Bechmann.

2019.10.23 | Disinformation, DATALAB

CALL FOR PAPERS: ROPH'20 Conference on Online Hostility

The ROPH’20 conference takes stock of our current knowledge about online political hostility and identify the next big questions we need to solve. The conference marks the launch of the five-year Research on Online Political Hostility (ROPH) project, funded by the Carlsberg Foundation.

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