Conference for Truth and Trust Online 2022

Conference for Truth and Trust Online 2022

Conference for Truth and Trust Online 2022

Role: Operations, Programme Lead; Conference Manager

About the conference:

The annual Conference for Truth and Trust Online (TTO 2022) was a hybrid event that took place on October 12th, 13th and 14th in Boston, MA, and online. The conference attracted a variety of attendees, including researchers, academics, and professionals interested in the field of online truth and trust.

The conference kicked off with a day of online pre-conference events. These included technical workshops, panel discussions, and talks on various topics related to online truth and trust. Rob Hawkins, the founder of Reveddit.com, led a workshop that explored the implications of content removal without notifying the user on online forums like Facebook and Reddit. Another workshop led by Salvatore Romano, Head of Research at Tracking Exposed, demonstrated how to collect and analyze data to investigate TikTok’s algorithm.

A series of talks followed the workshops, with topics ranging from the role of online attention in the supply of disinformation in Wikipedia, to the building of trust in online spaces to enhance young people’s health and wellbeing. The first day of the conference also featured a live product demo of SimPPL, a platform that uses Probabilistic AI to track propaganda spread by state-backed media outlets on Twitter.

On the second and third day of the conference, attendees had the opportunity to engage with a series of technical papers and talks. These dealt with a wide range of subjects such as fact-checking multidimensional statistic claims in French, the role of online attention in the supply of disinformation in Wikipedia, and the detection of ephemeral bot attacks on Twitter Turkey, among others.

A highlight of the conference was the panel discussion on “Disinformation and Online Abuse Targeted at Communities of Color”, led by Dhanaraj Thakur, Research Director at the Center for Democracy & Technology.

Programme:

https://truthandtrustonline.com/tto-2022-conference-schedule/

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