Program – DRAFT

The following is the program for the conference. Note that this program is not yet final and will be updated as more information become available.

Friday 4th October 2019

Time Talk
09:00 – 09:15 REGISTRATION – COFFEE
09:15 – 09:30 Introduction and Welcome
09:30 – 09:45 TBC
09:45 – 10:00 TBC
10:00 – 10:15 Will Moy [Chief Executive at Full Fact]
10:15 – 10:30 Q&A
10:30 – 11:00 BREAK
11:00 – 11:15 Jerome Pesenti [VP of AI at Facebook]
11:15 – 11:30 Contributed talk
11:30 – 11:45 Leila Zia [Senior Research Scientist at Wikimedia]
11:45 – 12:00 Q&A
12:00 – 13:30 LUNCH
13:30 – 13:45 Sharon Ly [Senior Manager at Twitter]
13:45 – 14:00 Rebekah Tromble [Associate Professor at George Washington University]
14:00 – 14:15 Preslav Nakov [Principal Scientist at QCRI] Hyper-partisanship and Political Bias
14:15 – 14:30 Q&A
14:30 – 15:00 BREAK
15:00 – 15:15 Stance and Cross-Lingual Rumour Veracity Prediction Anders Edelbo Lillie, Emil Refsgaard Middelboe and Leon Derczynski
15:15 – 15:30 A Study of Cyber Hate on Twitter with Implications for Social Media Governance Strategies Rob Procter, Helena Webb, Pete Burnap, William Housley, Adam Edwards, Matthew Williams and Marina Jirotka
15:30 – 15:45 Understanding the Role of Human Values in the Spread of Misinformation Tracie Farrell, Lara Piccolo, Serena Coppolino Perfumi, Martino Mensio and Harith Alani
15:45 – 16:00 Tools for Countering Misinformation on Encrypted Chat Apps Denny George and Swair Shah
16:00 – 16:15 Explainable Fact Checking with Probabilistic Answer Set Programming Naser Ahmadi, Joohyung Lee, Paolo Papotti and Mohammed Saeed
16:15-16:30 Mapping the Media Landscape: The Influence of Ownership and Broadcast Schemes on Modern News Consumption Jérémie Rappaz
16:30-16:45 News Source Credibility in the Eyes of Different Assessors Martino Mensio and Harith Alani
16:45-17:00 Automated Journalism: Why We Might Need to Worry More about Non-fake News Generation Anja Belz

Saturday 5th October 2019

Time Talk
09:00 – 09:30 COFFEE
09:30 – 9:45 Olivia Ma [News Manager at YouTube]
9:45 – 10:00 TBC
10:00 – 10:15 TBC
10:15 – 10:30 Michael Golebiewski [Senior Program Manager at Microsoft/Bing]
10:30 – 11:00 BREAK
11:00 – 11:30 Fact Checkers Panel: Mevan Babakar [Full Fact, UK]; Pablo Fernández, [Chequeado, Argentina]; Noko Makgato/Kate Wilkinson [AfricaCheck, South Africa]; Karen Rebelo/Govindraj Ethiraj [Boom Live, India]
11:30 – 12:30 POSTER SESSION 1: Misinformation and Propaganda
12:30 – 14:00 LUNCH
14:00 – 14:15 Justine Roberts [CEO at Mumsnet]; Dr Abigail Lebhrect [Data Scientist Mumsnet]
14:15 – 14:30 Judy King [Head of BBC monitoring]
14:30 – 14:45 Bruce BBC / Partnerships in AI
14:45 – 15:15 BREAK
15:15 – 15:30 Kate Starbird [Assistant Professor, University of Washington] Online Rumours
15:30 – 15:45 Dr. Tom Stafford [ Department of Psychology, Sheffield University]
15:45 – 16:00 Amy Sippitt [Full Fact] and Nic Dias [Harvard Kennedy School] Wider Research on Trust and Truth Online
16:00 – 17:00 POSTER SESSION 2: Trustworthiness and Credibility
17:00 – 18:00 Panel: Nick Pickles [Twitter], Sarah Connelly [CMS]