socinfo 2019 : Workshop on Bias, Disinformation, Misinformation, and Propaganda in Online News and Social Media

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Conference Information

Submission Deadline Thursday 05 Sep 2019 Proceedings indexed by :
Conference Dates Nov 18, 2019 - Nov 18, 2019
Conference Address Doha, Qatar
Conference & Submission Link misinformation-workshop-socinfo19/
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Conference Call for Papers

First Call for Abstracts

Workshop on Bias, Disinformation, Misinformation, and

Propaganda in Online News and Social Media

Workshop website:


Date: November 18, 2019

Abstracts submission deadline: September 5, 2019 (23:59 PM

Pacific Standard Time)

Co-located with Social Informatics 2019, November 18-21, Doha,


In recent years, we have witnessed the rise of social media, which

have enabled people to virtually share information with a large

number of users with little-to-no regulation or quality control. On

the one hand, this has enabled anyone with a computer and

internet access to rapidly create and disseminate content. On the

other hand, it has also opened the door for malicious users,

including automated bots, to rapidly spread disinformation,

misinformation, and propaganda, which can now reach audiences

at an unprecedented scale. This has resulted in the proliferation

of false information that is typically created either (a) to attract

network traffic in order to secure financial gain through

advertising revenue (e.g. clickbait), or (b) to affect individual

people beliefs – something that can ultimately lead to influencing

major events such as political elections or views on public health.

There are strong indications that false information was

weaponized at an unprecedented scale during the 2016 U.S. and

the 2018 Brazilian presidential campaigns, among many others.

The workshop aims to bring together researchers from both

academia and industry to discuss bias, disinformation,

misinformation, and propaganda in online news and in social


Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:

– Bias

– Bots

– Check-worthiness

– Claim extraction

– Claim source detection

– Clickbait

– Deep fakes

– Disinformation

– Echo chambers

– Fact-checking

– Fake reviews

– Harassment/bullying

– Hate speech

– Hyper-partisanship

– Misinformation

– Offensive language

– Polarization

– Propaganda identification/analysis

– Seminar users

– Source reliability

– Stance detection

– Supporting evidence retrieval

– Trolls

– Trust

– Truth

Submission Format

We kindly ask you to submit abstracts addressing one of the

topics above from the perspective of use cases, tools, resources,

and preliminary experimental results.

Abstracts should be in Socinfo format (see

proceedings-guidelines), 1-2 pages long. Abstracts will be

reviewed by the workshop organizers and the authors of selected

abstracts will be assigned a time slot for a short presentation (15

minutes each) to present their ideas. Selected abstracts will be

made available on this website.

Send your submission to socinfo-bias-

Workshop Organisers:

Giovanni da San Martino (Qatar Computing Research Institute,


Preslav Nakov (Qatar Computing Research Institute, HBKU)

Alberto Barrón-Cedeño (Università di Bologna)

Jisun An (Qatar Computing Research Institute, HBKU)

Haewoon Kwak (Qatar Computing Research Institute, HBKU)

Banu Akdenizli (Northwestern University, Qatar)

Marc O. Jones (Hamad Bin Khalifa University)

Grant Franklin Totten (Aljazeera)