Second Joint-Workshop Recap

In our second Deakin-UGM joint research workshop on COVID-19 Fake News Detection and Intervention, we were pleased to invite colleagues, researchers, Fake news experts and stakeholders to discuss combating fake news amid COVID-19 uncertainties and challenges. Our research team shared current achievements in webinars, such as datasets collection, and fake news detection methodologies.

Keynote Speakers

Session #1: Opening (11:00 AM -12:30 PM), Chair by Xiao

Lunch Break (12:30 PM – 13:30 PM )

Session #2: Invited Talks (13:30 PM– 16:00 PM), Chair by Jianxin and Hilya 

  • Prof. Widodo Muktiyo, Expert Staff of Minister Communications and Informatics, Ministry of communications and informatics, Indonesia. 
  • Ms Mutiara Anissa, Science Communicator, Founder of Pandemic Talks, Indonesia. Topic: Coronavirus Fake News: How @pandemictalk Instagram Platform is Tackling Hoax and Misinformation
  • Dr Siqin Wang, JSPS Research Fellow, University of Tokyo, Japan; Associate Chair, Spatial Data Lab, Center of Geographic Analysis, Harvard University, USA. Topic: People as sensors: the premise of using social media data in computational social science study.
  • Dr Xiao Huang, Assistant Professor at the University of Arkansas, USA. Topic: Social media mining under the COVID-19 context: Progress, challenges, and opportunities.
  • Dr Chunyang Chen, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University, Australia. Topic: Cut through “Infodemic” by Understanding and Supplying People’s Information Needs 

10 mins Break Session #3:  Keynote and Open Discussion (15:00 PM – 16:00 PM), Chair by Xiao

  • Professor Catherine Bennett, Alfred Deakin Professor and Chair in Epidemiology, School of Health and Social Development, Deakin University, Australia. Topic: D/Misinformation during the pandemic: how good and bad intent contributed to the problem and the impact.

Conclusion and Networking: 16:00-16:30