Misinformation detection

by Deepayan Bhowmik working at University of Stirling responding to Digital Security for All

I am interested in exploring

Messages posted to online platforms including social media causes a recent problem in the society due to the intended spread of fake news or misinformation. I'm interested in developing algorithmic techniques that can automatically detect misinformation from the text as well as media (images and videos) and its impact on digital security for all.

My motivation is

Due to the growing presence of social media or social networking sites people are digitally connected more than ever. This also empowers citizens to express their views in multitude of topics ranging from Government policies, events in everyday life to just sharing their emotions. However, there’s a growing and alarming use of social media for anti-social behaviours such as cyberbullying, hate propaganda, crime and for the radicalisation and recruitment of individuals into terrorism organisations. Main motivation of this work is to conduct research that can provide digital security to all by filtering misinformation and hence enabling trust on the digital content.

Project focus

I want to focus on:

  • Enablement & Radical Trust


I am looking for an academic partner in:

  • Social science (e.g. geography, politics, sociology)
  • Law

I am looking for a partner in these sectors:

  • Public Sector
  • Industry / SMEs
  • Third Sector

I am looking to work in these areas:

  • Policing
  • Cyber Security
  • Arts & creative industry
  • Digital content outlets including news papers.

Sandpit events

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