1st International Workshop on Disinformation and Toxic Content Analysis (DiTox 2023)

In conjunction with the 4th biennial conference on Language, Data and Knowledge (LDK 2023) to be held in Vienna, Austria in September 2023

1st International Workshop on Disinformation and Toxic Content Analysis (DiTox 2023)

The spread of misinformation and disinformation not only affects people’s perceptions and beliefs, but can also have a direct impact on democratic institutions, critical infrastructure, and lives and families. Most critically, it raises the more fundamental issue of what sources of information can be trusted at all, potentially calling into question our relationship of trust with traditional media. Because of these profoundly harmful effects, disinformation is seen as one of the most pressing problems of our time.

The weak definition of the research task of disinformation analysis and detection, as well as the enormous range in terms of the heterogeneity and multimodality of the data involved, make this an exceptionally challenging field of research. The complexity ranges from media tampering detection to text content analysis to large-scale information fusion to analyze disinformation trends. Maintaining a comprehensive overview is equally difficult.

Respectively, the overall goal of this workshop is therefore to provide insights on how approaches from different domains can be used to address disinformation at a technical level including AI/ML-based methods, visual analytics, and visualization approaches as well as interdisciplinary approaches inspired by the social sciences (i.e., computational social science). To this end, we invite task-specific contributions, as well as large-scale integration approaches, demo and project presentations, to provide a comprehensive overview of the current state of the art in countering disinformation.

Important Dates

  • Paper submission: May 21st, 2023
  • Notification: June 20th, 2023
  • Camera-ready submission deadline: July 9th, 2023
  • DiTox workshop: September 13th, 2023

About us

Check First is a leading Finnish software and methodologies company, spearheading adversarial research techniques. We believe that everyone should be able to understand how and why content is presented to them. We advocate for online clarity and accountability, building solutions to attain this goal. Partnering with leading institutions, regulators, NGOs and educators, we aim at curbing the spread of disinformation and foreign influence manipulations.

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