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A new challenge to explore how AI could be leveraged to combat fake news

03 Feb

2017

by Konstantinos Konstantinidis

A global team of scientists has created a challenge to explore how artificial intelligence technologies could be leveraged to combat fake news. A fake news detection tool is an absolute necessity for the social media. Read more about it here::http://www.fakenewschallenge.org/





Facebook’s Safety Check misled users with news from yesteryear

28 Dec

2016

by Konstantinos Konstantinidis

Facebook got fooled by its own algorithm. Yesterday, the social network activated its Safety Check feature and falsely suggested that there was an explosion in Bangkok when in reality it was fake news from yesteryear. Read more about it here:: https://goo.gl/wlhwfZ


Facebook has decided to face the fake-news plight after all

16 Dec

2016

by Konstantinos Konstantinidis

In the fight against fake news Facebook is enlisting third-party fact-checkers like Snopes and will soon give users a new option in the News Feed to let anyone mark a post as fake. Read more about it here :: https://goo.gl/x2BG51


Social media giants are joining forces against terrorism

06 Dec

2016

by Konstantinos Konstantinidis

Facebook, Twitter, Google and Microsoft are planning to create a shared database of ‘unique digital fingerprints’ that can identify images and videos promoting terrorism. Read more about it here :: https://goo.gl/RuQ9Ym



Can social media influence an election?

18 Nov

2016

by Konstantinos Konstantinidis

Even though M. Zuckerberg is trying to convince voters that Facebook had no nefarious role in the election, it seems that the social media giant had a little something to do with D. Trump’s win. The surprising insight is that…
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Facebook is under investigation over hate postings

09 Nov

2016

by Konstantinos Konstantinidis

German prosecutors are investigating Mark Zuckerberg and other Facebook executives, a spokesman for the Munich prosecutor’s office said on Friday, following a complaint alleging the company broke national laws against hate speech and sedition by failing to remove racist postings….
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REVEAL partners with First Draft News

04 Nov

2016

by Administrator

REVEAL is pleased to announce that it joined the First Draft News partner network. Together with others in the network we will collaborate on various aspects of social newsgathering, in …read more


Facebook is open-sourcing part of its image understanding software.

29 Aug

2016

by Konstantinos Konstantinidis

Free code in research grants companies with community goodwill, talent, and bragging rights. So, it comes with no surprise that following Google, Baidu and Yahoo, Facebook is now open-sourcing some of its software. Specifically, DeepMask and SharpMask which are used…
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Social media activity can determine which programs will succeed

13 Jan

2016

by Konstantinos Konstantinidis

What makes shows such as “Game of Thrones” and “Homeland” thrive while others, like “Almost Human,” tank after the first season? Social media engagement might have something to do with it. Read more about it here:: TVandSocialMedia



When should Facebook use Safety Check?

13 Jan

2016

by Konstantinos Konstantinidis

When terrorists struck Paris, Facebook activated its Safety Check feature. The same did not happen after the Beirut attack. Was Facebook right to react differently to the two attacks? Read more about this here:: SafetyCheck



EU fosters open data economy with pan-European portal

23 Nov

2015

by Konstantinos Konstantinidis

Open data could save European governments €1.7bn in administration costs by 2020, according to the architects of Europe’s first shared data portal. Read more about it here: pan-European portal



Twitter has shut off access to 31 Politwoops-like accounts around the world.

24 Aug

2015

by Konstantinos Konstantinidis

Following the social network’s earlier blocking of Politwoops US, Twitter has shut off access to 31 accounts that chronicled and archived the deleted tweets of politicians, diplomats and embassies around the world including the British version. Read more here:: politwoopsBlock


Facebook may not prevent its users from using pseudonyms.

29 Jul

2015

by Konstantinos Konstantinidis

A German privacy watchdog claims Facebook may not prevent its users from using fake names. Au contraire, forcing them to stick to their real names violates their privacy rights. Read more about this here:: Reuters


Delfi AS vs Estonia

02 Jul

2015

by Administrator

On 16 June 2015 the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) delivered a judgement in Delfi AS v. Estonia. By fifteen votes to two, the Grand Chamber of the ECtHR …read more



Belgium’s PoP Commission is launching a legal case against Facebook.

15 Jun

2015

by Konstantinos Konstantinidis

Belgium’s Commission for the Protection of Privacy is launching a legal case, alleging that Facebook is not complying with local privacy legislation. Read more here:: http://goo.gl/78ykIL Facebook on the other hand, is threatening Europe with crappy features if regulators don’t back…
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ECSM goes international

28 May

2015

by Sotiris Diplaris

University of Ottawa joins from Canada this month and now there are 6 international members in the European Center for Social Media expanding to Asia and North America.


Multimedia Forensic Investigations

28 May

2015

by Administrator

In this contribution, Markos Zampoglou and Symeon Papadopoulos of the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH-ITI) explore the present and future of multimedia forensic investigation, and attempt to take …read more






ECSM members expanding

21 Apr

2015

by Sotiris Diplaris

We are glad to announce that in the last six months, 10 new organization members joined the European Centre for Social Media from academia and industry, with interests in social media analysis and mining, social search, data journalism and verification,…
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Paper Published – Free Access for 50

21 Apr

2015

by Administrator

As part of the journalistic user requirements gathering in REVEAL, we conducted 24 interviews with journalists, mostly throughout 2014. Some of the findings and insights into dealing with user-generated content …read more


SAM and Smart TV – an user survey

21 Apr

2015

by Administrator

In November 2014, TP Vision conducted a 500-person survey across several European countries. The survey, which was focused on TV use and TV-related features, highlighted interesting trends in relation to …read more


Confessions of a Technophobe

21 Apr

2015

by Administrator

A guest post by Jennifer Walker, West 10 Entertainment.
Wikipedia defines technophobia as ‘the fear or dislike of advanced technology or complex devices, especially computers’. Just to look up that definition …read more






News Impact Summit

19 Mar

2015

by Administrator

On 31 March 2015, the next News Impact Summit will take place in Hamburg, Germany. REVEAL is pleased and proud to partner with organisers Google and the European Journalism Centre …read more