Rob Ackland presented the opening keynote "Deliberation and Influence on Social Media: Insights from Network Analysis" on the online workshop "Practical Applications of Network Science 2021", organised by RMIT, and held on Feb. 22-23, 2021.
The chapter: 'Truth and the dynamics of news diffusion on Twitter', co-authored by Rob Ackland and Karl Wynn, investigates two important aspects of misinformation: the truthfulness of the piece of information, and whether the truthfulness of the piece has an effect on its diffusion, in the context of online social networks.
In response to the challenging times, researchers from the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences have organised a space to offer forums for discussion, ideas for redirecting research or modifying methodologies, and opportunities for networking.
This open online seminar will run this Monday, as two-panel discussions bringing together ANU sociologists to reflect on the emerging social relations of the pandemic.
The webinar will address how the pandemic is changing society, the sociological thinking that can help to come to terms with the changes, and the types of post-pandemic social organisations.