Opportunities

Browse or search our collection of calls for papers, conference announcements, funding, and other opportunities. Our events calendar is available here.

We are seeking volunteers for running the 2nd annual Conference for Truth and Trust Online (TTO) which will be held virtually on October 16th (Friday) and 17th (Saturday). In exchange for a couple of hours of work, we offer volunteers a complimentary ticket to the conference. We are seeking volunteers to help us in the […]

Want to limit the impact of disinformation and misinformation on U.S. national security (and human security)? COVID19 disinformation is just the latest element in Russian and Chinese narrative campaigns. To counter disinformation effectively, the Department of Defense (DoD) needs to be able to identify, visualize and evaluate disinformation narrative themes in near real time. Join […]

On Thursday, January 14, 2021, Data & Society Researcher Robyn Caplan, Faculty Fellow Meredith D. Clark, and Research Analyst William Partin will host an online academic workshop on how platform governance is mediated and shaped through interactions and entanglements with users, industries, and infrastructures. Data & Society workshops enable deep dives with a broad community […]

The Practitioner Fellowships at the Digital Civil Society Lab (DCSL) and the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE) support social sector leaders so that they can have time to develop ideas to benefit civil society. These might include: designing tools to protect civil society actors and advance racial justice, developing policy frameworks […]

In 2021, we will grant two fellowships to mid-career journalists who have ideas for ways to enhance trust in the news media. We’re inviting journalists from the U.S., UK, India or Brazil who have at least five years’ experience in the newsroom to apply before September 28th. Your idea might be something new you wish […]

Online Social Networks and Media have revolutionized society, and are now a key part of how most people work, live, socialize, find information and entertain themselves. But whilst they have generated huge benefits, leading to unprecedented connectivity across the globe, online social networks have also enabled the spread of hazardous and dangerous behaviours. Such ‘online […]

Ubiquitous misinformation such as unreliable and/or harmful content is actively and successfully influencing public perception and stance towards many sensitive issues and domains, including economy, health, environment, culture, and foreign policy. Today, around half the world’s population have access to the Internet, where they can create, propagate, and consume information instantly and globally. In spite […]

The modern media ecosystem in which the public seeks truthful information and trustworthy sources is increasingly dominated by large-scale online social media and communication platforms (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, YouTube) as well as messaging apps, which operate alongside traditional news sources. However, at the same time, this hybrid ecosystem is plagued with people’s lack of trust […]

Misinformation is one of the most critical issues of recent years, which does harm to democracy, economics, and society. Despite all the attempts, traditional techniques are not powerful enough to address new challenges arising from the 4Vs (volume, variety, velocity, veracity) of Big Data. First, large volumes of data on social platforms are generated at […]

We invite submissions of both technical papers and talk proposals (see below for details) on technical solutions for addressing current challenges facing social media platforms on the following indicative list of topics: Misinformation Disinformation Trustworthiness of COVID-19 news and guidance Hate speech Online harassment and cyberbullying Credibility Hyper-partisanship and bias Image/video verification Fake amplification Fake […]