Institute for Web Science and Technologies · Universität Koblenz - Landau

Overview of Politics-related Research at WeST

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Dr. Oul Han

Research at WeST now includes a wider range of politics-related topics than before due to several reasons: Firstly, politics drive behaviors on the Web that trouble society as a whole. Secondly, politics influence content on news and social media. Thirdly, democracy online is a challenge of asking what should and what can be regulated. "Politics" in this sense is broader than the level of politicians and includes the audience level. From a data perspective, politics provide a mapping of expected behaviors by groups and positions within text. My talk briefly overviews, with some ongoing snippets, the following application areas: misinformation, partisanship, discourses, platforms, and retro-theories.


23.05.19 - 10:15
B 016