Fighting the Infodemic: Advanced Techniques for Misinformation Management
The rise of digital media has led to an explosion of information, making it increasingly challenging to distinguish fact from fiction. Misinformation, particularly fake news, has become a pervasive issue that has the potential to harm individuals, institutions, and societies. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has further highlighted the importance of accurate information and the need for effective management of the infodemic. This is where our research project comes in.
Fighting the Infodemic: Advanced Techniques for Misinformation Management is a research project that aims to investigate the prevalence, patterns, and impact of fake news and false information on digital media platforms. Using advanced natural language processing and machine learning techniques, we aim to develop methods for detecting, classifying, and managing misinformation. Our goal is to provide actionable insights that help individuals and organizations better understand and manage the risks associated with fake news and promote informed digital citizenship.
The project focuses on analyzing the spread and diffusion of fake news content across different networks and communities. By identifying the underlying factors contributing to the proliferation of false information, we aim to develop effective solutions for combating the infodemic. Ultimately, we hope that our research project will contribute to a better understanding of the challenges of managing misinformation and the development of innovative approaches for addressing this critical issue.
What We Do
Develop advanced techniques for detecting and classifying fake news and false information on digital media platforms
Analyze the patterns and prevalence of fake news and false information on digital media platforms to identify underlying factors contributing to their spread.
Develop effective methods for managing and combating the spread of fake news and false information on digital media platforms.
🚀 A/Prof Xiao @XiaoLiuDR tackles #COVID19 misinformation in a groundbreaking project, supported by #Veski - Study Melbourne Research Partnership! Learn how this misinformation management initiative is making a global impact. Watch now: https://t.co/p84JM79Ot0 #fakenews— Counter Infodemic Organization (CIO) (@counterinfodem1) April 10, 2023
📢(Date Updated) 28 October, 2022. Interested to know our project outcomes such as datasets, questionnaires, new models, and the fact check tool?Please join us for the 2nd Deakin-UGM Joint Research Workshop on COVID-19 Fake News Detection and Intervention.https://t.co/fq2hcFzRQP— Counter Infodemic Organization (CIO) (@counterinfodem1) October 4, 2022