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Newswise: Tracking coordinated disinformation campaigns online made easier with new BotSlayer tool

Article ID: 718881

Tracking coordinated disinformation campaigns online made easier with new BotSlayer tool

Indiana University

Indiana University's Observatory on Social Media has launched a new tool, BotSlayer, that instantly detects coordinated attempts to manipulate public opinion using social media.

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12-Sep-2019 10:05 AM EDT

Law and Public Policy

Newswise: Clickbait Secrets Exposed! Humans and AI team up to improve clickbait detection
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    28-Aug-2019 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 717860

Clickbait Secrets Exposed! Humans and AI team up to improve clickbait detection

Penn State Institute for CyberScience

Humans and machines worked together to help train an artificial intelligence -- AI -- model that outperformed other clickbait detectors, according to researchers. In addition, the new AI-based solution was also able to tell the difference between clickbait headlines that were generated by machines -- or bots -- and ones written by people.

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22-Aug-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 717672

Harvard Medical School Announces 2019 Media Fellows for First of Two Tracks

Harvard Medical School

Harvard Medical School has selected the 2019 media fellows for the first of two thematic tracks this year: The Doctor and the Machine: The promise and peril of artificial intelligence in medicine (Sept. 9-13)

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19-Aug-2019 3:30 PM EDT

Announcement

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Article ID: 717483

Study Examines How Media Around the World Frame Climate Change News

University of Kansas

Rich countries politicize issue, while poor countries present climate change as international concern

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14-Aug-2019 3:25 PM EDT

Article ID: 717427

Explore the Site of a New Telescope Survey That Will Map the Universe in 3-D

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

For a special sneak preview before the official start of observations in early 2020, join scientists, engineers, and others who are working on the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) for an exclusive day of access. DESI, under installation at Kitt Peak National Observatory, will capture the light from tens of millions of distant galaxies to better understand the accelerating expansion of the universe.

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14-Aug-2019 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 717244

Does cable news shape your views?

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

It's a classic question in contemporary politics: Does partisan news media coverage shape people's ideologies? Or do people decide to consume political media that is already aligned with their beliefs?

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8-Aug-2019 3:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Research Results

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    2-Aug-2019 10:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 716751

Trust and Mistrust in Americans’ Views of Scientific Experts

Pew Research Center

Public confidence in scientists is on the upswing, and 60% of Americans say scientists should play an active role in policy debates about scientific issues, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.

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31-Jul-2019 4:00 PM EDT

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