Artificial Intelligence Against Fake News: Workshop on Advances in Disinformation Detection (WADD 2023)

Disinformation in its many forms is an increasingly problematic threat to society. Automated detection of disinformation both online and offline have been widely studied with different approaches. Recently, advances in artificial intelligence have lead to more effective ways of building disinformation detection and prevention systems. This workshop aims at bringing together Norwegian researchers studying all aspects of disinformation in order to create a research community. It also targets the general audience who would like to gain more knowledge about the advances in automated disinformation detection. Considering the threats posed by disinformation, organization of this workshop offers a timely intervention that will lead to novel insights into the national disinformation detection research space.
WADD 2023 will be organized in conjunction with NIKT 2023 in Stavanger, Norway on 30 November 2023, 09.00-12.00 in UiS Campus, Arne Rettedals hus, room Ø-130.

Workshop Program

09.00 - 09.05 Özlem Özgöbek: Opening Remarks

09.05 - 09.25 Zia Uddin, Md Zia Uddin and Nele Põldvere, SINTEF - Fake News Detection Using the PolitiFact-Oslo Corpus: A Comprehensive Study (Digital)

09.25 - 09.40 Johannes Langguth: AI, Misinformation, and Covid 19 Conspiracy Theories

09.40 - 09.55 Petra Filkuková: Evaluation of fictitious news stories about immigrants: The effect of gender, age and media consumption on susceptibility to misinformation

09.55 - 10.15 Coffee break

10.15 - 10.30 Mehdi Elahi, UiB - Addressing Popularity Bias in Recommender Systems: Detection and Mitigation (Digital)

10.30 - 10.45 Özlem Özgöbek, NTNU - Fake news detection: From machine learning to to LLMs

10.45 - 11.00 Eniafe Ayetiran: Multimodal fake news and harmful languages detection: A unified deep learning approach

11.00 - 11.20 Coffee break

11.20 - 11.40 Daniel Thilo Schroeder: Digital Dynamics in African Conflict Zones and Simulated Online Societies

11.40 - 11.55 Cise Midoglu: Experiences from the Grand Challenge on Detecting Cheapfakes

11.55 - 12.00 Johannes Langguth: Closing Remarks

Call For Talks

The aim of WADD is to bring together Norwegian researchers studying all aspects of disinformation, with a focus on countermeasures based on artificial intelligence. Therefore, the topics relevant to this workshop include but are not limited to:

Submission Guidelines

Abstracts should include the description of the existing work by the authors on the relevant topics listed above. Please include the list of publications and provide a short summary of your proposed talk.

Extended abstracts should include:

Please submit your extended abstracts through EasyChair: EasyChair submission link

Organizing Committee