Program

Truth and Trust Conference will be taking place at BMA House, Tavistock Square, London

Registration open – register now!

Friday October 4th

08:30 – 09:20Registration & Coffee
09:20 – 09:30Welcome and Introduction to Day 1
09:30 – 10:00Nishant Lalwani, Director at Luminate
10:00 – 10:20BREAK
10:20 – 10:50Jerome Pesenti, VP of AI at Facebook
10:50 – 11:20Sharon Ly, Director of Engineering at Twitter 
11:20 – 11:50TBC
12:00 – 13:30Lunch
Fact Checking, Verification and Spread
13:30 – 14:10

(Short presentation by each speaker then a panel Q&A)
Factchecking on the front lines: Tales from the UK, Argentina, South Africa and India. 

Will Moy, Full Fact, UK; Olivia Sohr, Chequeado, Argentina; Lee Mwiti, AfricaCheck, South Africa, Govindraj Ethiraj, BOOM Live, India

Panel Q&A (10 minutes)
14:10 – 14:30The Promise of Automated Fact Checking – David Corney, Full Fact
14:30 – 14:50Integrating automation in an established moderation process – Dr Abigail Lebhrect, Data Scientist at Mumsnet
14:50 – 15:10Break
15:10 – 16:10Poster Session: Misinformation and Disinformation
16:10 – 16:30Tools for Countering Misinformation on Encrypted Chat Apps – Tarunima Prabhakar
16:30 – 16:50Explainable Fact Checking with Probabilistic Answer Set Programming – Naser Ahmadi, Paolo Papotti and Mohammed Saeed
16:50 – 17:10Understanding the Role of Human Values in the Spread of Misinformation – Tracie Farrell
17:10 – 17:30 No master algorithm: Real-world needs of fact-checking and content moderation-  Scott Hale, Oxford Internet Institute
17:30 – 17:50Data Voids and the Role of Search in Online Information – Michael Golebiewski, Microsoft
18:00Evening Reception

Saturday 5th October

08:30 – 09:20 Registration & Coffee
09:20 – 09:30Introduction to Day 2
09:30 – 10:00Rasmus Nielsen, Director, Reuters Institute
10:00 – 10:20Break
News and News Credibility
10:20 – 10:50 BBC Monitoring: Combining technology with media expertise to spot disinformation – Judy King, Director of Innovation at BBC Monitoring
10:50 – 11:10Mapping the Media Landscape: The Influence of Ownership and Broadcast Schemes on Modern News Consumption – Jérémie Rappaz
11:10 – 11:30Automated Journalism: Why We Might Need to Worry More about Nonfake News Generation – Anja Belz, Brighton University
11:30 – 11:50The Call Is Coming from Inside the House: A Plea for More Responsible Approaches to Misinformation Communication and Research – Rebekah Tromble, George Washington University
11:50 – 12:10News Source Credibility in the Eyes of Different Assessors – Martino Mensio
12:10 – 13:40Lunch
13:40 – 14:40Poster Session: Trustworthiness and Credibility
Stance and Extremes
14:40 – 15:10Beyond “Bots and Trolls”—Understanding Disinformation as Collaborative Work Kate Starbird, University of Washington
15:00 – 15:20Stance and Cross-Lingual Rumour Veracity Prediction – Leon Derczynski
15:20 – 15:40A Study of Cyber Hate on Twitter with Implications for Social Media Governance Strategies – Rob Procter, Warwick University
15:40 – 16:00Break
16:00 – 16:20Detecting the “Fake News” Before They Were Even Written – Preslav Nakov, Qatar Computing Research Institute 
16:20 – 16:40Rational Choices About Who To Trust – Tom Stafford, Sheffield
16:40 – 17:00We need to move beyond researching belief change – Amy Sippitt, Full Fact
17:00 – 17:10Closing Remarks
_________________________Ends

List of posters

Detecting Propaganda in Online Media Giovanni Da San Martino
WeVerify: Wider and Enhanced Verification for You – Project Overview and Tool Demonstration Zlatina Marinova, Denis Teyssou, Nikos Sarris, Jochen Spangenberg, Symeon Papadopoulos, Alexandre Alaphilippe and Kalina Bontcheva
Disinformation: Detect to Disrupt Craig Corcoran, Renee DiResta, David Morar, Numa Dhamani, David Sullivan, Jeffrey Gleason, Paul Azunre, Steve Kramer and Becky Ruppel
Biba Security Model Inspired Social Media Security Controls Mike Westmacott
Towards easy-to-implement misinformation automatic detection for online social media Julio Cesar Amador Diaz Lopez, Miguel Molina-Solana and Juan Gomez Romero
Trust in digital archives – earned or engineered? Jo Pugh and Mark Bell
Dataset exploration for Transparency Rishabh Shukla and Magdalena Lis
Misinformation on Twitter during the Danish National Election Leon Derczynski, Torben Oskar Albert-Lindqvist, Marius Venø Bendsen, Nanna Inie, Viktor Due Pedersen and Jens Egholm Pedersen
Can we scale up the scientific method to better source the truth online? Ben McNeil
Persian Stance Classification Data Set Majid Zarharan, Samane Ahangar, Fateme Sadat Rezvaninejad, Mahdi Lotfi Bidhendi, Mohammad Taher Pilevar and Sauleh Eetemadi
Predicting News Source Credibility Ahmet Aker, Kevin Vincentius and Kalina Bontcheva
Bots, reality shows and Greek political parties: Tracking bots and their political propaganda in Greece Ilias Stathatos, Dimitris Papaevagelou, Ioanna Louloudi, Elvira Krithari, Nikos Morfonios, Kostas Zafeiropoulos and Maria Sidiropoulou
Characterizing Man-made vs. Machine-made Chatbot Dialogs Adaku Uchendu, Jeffrey Cao, Qiaozhi Wang, Bo Luo and Dongwon Lee
“Left-of-Boom.” Misinfosec: We’re 4 big steps behind John Gray and Sara-Jayne Terp
Global Disinformation Index Santhosh Srinivasan and Craig Fagan
An Approach for Detecting Image Spam in OSNs Niddal Imam and Vassilios Vassilakis
Understanding Mass Media Using Facebook Like Activities Ming-Hung Wang
Combatting Disinformation via Interactive Evidence Detection Chris Stahlhut
A blockchain-based fact-checking registry: Enhancing trust in the fact-checkers Walid Al-Saqaf