Reminder that the Research Showcase is happening in 30 minutes.

On Tue, Oct 15, 2019 at 1:48 PM Janna Layton <jlay...@wikimedia.org> wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> The next Research Showcase will be live-streamed next Wednesday, October
> 16, at 9:30 AM PDT/16:30 UTC. We’ll have two timely presentations from
> Fabrício Benevenuto and Francesca Spezzano about disinformation and how to
> counter it.
>
> 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.
>
>
> Protecting Wikipedia from Disinformation: Detecting Malicious Editors and
> Pages to Protect
>
> By Francesca Spezzano, Computer Science Department, Boise State University
>
> Wikipedia is based on the idea that anyone can make edits in order to
> create reliable and crowd-sourced content. Yet with the cover of internet
> anonymity, some users make changes to the online encyclopedia that do not
> align with Wikipedia’s intended uses. In this talk, we present different
> forms of disinformation on Wikipedia including vandalism and spam and
> introduce to the mechanism that Wikipedia implements to protects its
> integrity such as blocking malicious editors and page protection. Next, we
> provide an overview of effective algorithms based on the user editing
> behavior we have developed to detect malicious editors and pages to protect
> across multiple languages.
>
>
> On Thu, Oct 10, 2019 at 2:57 PM Janna Layton <jlay...@wikimedia.org>
> wrote:
>
>> 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/>
>>
>
>
> --
> Janna Layton (she, her)
> Administrative Assistant - Product & Technology
> Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/>
>


-- 
Janna Layton (she, her)
Administrative Assistant - Product & Technology
Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/>
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