Hi all, The next Research Showcase will be live-streamed next Wednesday, October 16, at 9:30 AM PDT/16:30 UTC.
YouTube stream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZ35weAVlIU As usual, you can join the conversation on IRC at #wikimedia-research. You can also watch our past Research Showcases here: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Research/Showcase This month's presentations: Elections Without Fake: Deploying Real Systems to Counter Misinformation Campaigns By Fabrício Benevenuto, Computer Science Department, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil The political debate and electoral dispute in the online space during the 2018 Brazilian elections were marked by an information war. In order to mitigate the misinformation problem, we created the project Elections Without Fake <http://www.eleicoes-sem-fake.dcc.ufmg.br/> and developed a few technological solutions able to reduce the abuse of misinformation campaigns in the online space. Particularly, we created a system to monitor public groups in WhatsApp and a system to monitor ads in Facebook. Our systems showed to be fundamental for fact-checking and investigative journalism, and are currently being used by over 150 journalists with editorial lines and various fact-checking agencies. More info on second talk by Francesca Spezzano to come -- Janna Layton (she, her) Administrative Assistant - Product & Technology Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/> _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>