The Special Session "Fake news, bots and trolls" will be held on Wednesday, October 7.

Hours (Sidney time, UTC +11): Oct 7, 6:00pm - Oct 8, 0:30am
Hours (European time, UTC +2): Oct 7, 9:00am - 3:30pm
Hours (New York time, UTC -4): Oct 7, 3:00am - 9:30am

Webinar ID: TBC

The full program of the conference can be found on the DSAA website.

Fake news, bots and trolls
Chairs: Xiuzhen Jenny Zhang, Paolo Rosso and Alfonso Semeraro

Session 1

chair: Xiuzhen Jenny Zhang

Sydney time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm, UTC +11
Europe time: 9:00 am - 10:30 am, UTC +2

New York time: 3:00 am - 4:30 am, UTC -4

Sidney time: 6:00pm - 6:10pm | Europe time: 9:00am-9:10am | New York time: 3:00am - 3:10am
Welcome to the Special Session on Fake news, bots and trolls
Presenter: Paolo Rosso

Sidney time: 6:10pm - 7:10pm | Europe time: 9:10am-10:10am | New York time: 3:10am - 4:10am
Keynote: Detecting the "Fake News" Before It Was Even Written, Media Literacy, and the COVID-19 Infodemic
Presenter: Preslav Nakov, Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI), HBKU

Sydney time: 7:10pm - 7:30 pm | Europe time:10:10am-10:30am | New York time: 4:10am - 4:30am
Watch 'n' Check: Towards a Social Media Monitoring Tool to Assist Fact-Checking Experts
Authors: Assunta Cerone, Elham Naghizade, Falk Scholer, Devi Mallal, Russell Skelton and Damiano Spina

Session 2

chair: Paolo Rosso

Sydney time: 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm, UTC +11
Europe time:
11:00 am - 12:30 am, UTC +2
New York time: 5:00 am - 6:30 am, UTC -4

Sidney time: 8:00pm - 8:20pm | Europe time: 11:00am-11:20am | New York time: 5:00am - 5:20am
Detecting Fake News Spreaders on Twitter from a Multilingual Perspective
Authors: Inna Vogel and Meghana Meghana

Sidney time: 8:20pm - 8:40pm | Europe time: 11:20am-11:40am | New York time: 5:20am - 5:40am
Using markup language to differentiate between reliable and unreliable news
Authors: Caireann Kennedy and Josephine Griffith

Sidney time: 8:40pm - 9:00pm | Europe time: 11:40am-12:00am | New York time: 5:40am - 6:00am
Are You Human? Detecting Bots on Twitter Using BERT
Authors: David Dukic, Dominik Keca and Dominik Stipic

Sidney time: 9:00pm - 9:20pm | Europe time: 12:00am-12:20am | New York time: 6:00am - 6:20am
Simulation of misinformation spreading processes in social networks: an application with NetLogo
Authors: Emilio Sulis and Marcella Tambuscio

Session 3

chair: Alfonso Semeraro

Sydney time: 11:00 pm - 00:30 am, UTC +11
Europe time:
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm, UTC +2
New York time: 8:00 am - 9:30 am, UTC -4

Sidney time: 11:00pm - 11:20pm | Europe time: 2:00pm-2:20pm | New York time: 8:00am - 8:20am
Profiling Bots and Fake News Spreaders at PAN'19 and PAN'20
Author: Juan Pizarro

Sidney time: 11:20pm - 11:40pm | Europe time: 2:20pm-2:40pm | New York time: 8:20am - 8:40am
Modelling User Influence and Rumor Propagation on Social Networks with Hawkes Processes
Authors: H Ruda Nie, Xiuzhen Jenny Zhang, Anil Dolgun, Minyi Li and James Baglin

Sidney time: 11:40pm - 00:00am | Europe time: 2:40pm-3:00pm | New York time: 8:40am - 9:00am
Multimodal Multi-image Fake News Detection
Authors: Anastasia Giachanou, Guobiao Zhang and Paolo Rosso

Sidney time: 00:00am - 00:30am | Europe time: 3:00pm-3:30pm | New York time: 9:00am - 9:30am
Keynote: Assisting Fact-Checking Experts with Information Access Tools
Presenter: Damiano Spina, RMIT Australia