Fake news is dangerous for several reasons: it contributes to misinformation and confusion of minds. They stir up a fragmentation of society and arouse resentment by spreading stereotypes or prejudices. They can have an impact on political and social decisions by influencing public opinion. They can cause public health problems by spreading misinformation about known vaccines, miracle cures or alleged adverse treatment effects.
They stir up a fragmentation of society and arouse resentment by spreading stereotypes or prejudices. They can have an impact on political and social decisions by influencing public opinion. They can cause public health problems by spreading misinformation about known vaccines, miracle cures or alleged adverse treatment effects.
Fact checking is a crucial practice in combating the spread of fake news and misinformation. It proceeds by comparing sources. It is important to ensure the quality and credibility of information circulating in society, and to protect democracy and the integrity of information.
The objective of “Infox sur Seine” is to identify, bring together and recognize the French community working on these two subjects: journalists, computer scientists, researchers in social sciences, NGOs and other actors in this field. It will also be a question of making a first inventory of the works in progress.
SCAI invites you to submit an extended abstract of 2 to 3 pages maximum, in French or in English, describing your contribution. Selected contributors will have approximately 15 minutes to present their work.
François Bancilhon, Media Observatory
Christophe Deloire, RSF
Jean-Gabriel Ganascia, Sorbonne University, LIP6
Oana Goga, CNRS, LIX
Francois Maine, Freedom Partners
Ioana Manolescu, Inria & Polytechnic Institute of Paris
Paolo Papotti, EURECOM
Guy Pujolle, Sorbonne University, LIP6
Denis Teyssou, AFP / Paris Nanterre University
Themes (non-exhaustive list)
1. Fake news detection and correction methodologies
2. Study of the factors that influence the dissemination of fake news
3. Impact of fake news on public opinion and political decisions
4. Study of individuals’ vulnerability factors to fake news
5. Study of anti fake news initiatives
How to submit
Send an extended summary of 2 to 3 pages, in PDF format to InfoxSurSeine@gmail.com
February 15: deadline for submitting an extended abstract
March 8: notification of acceptance or rejection to authors
March 22-23, 2023: workshop “Infox sur Seine”
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