Bots Building Bridges (3B) research project granted 4-year funding

The project "Bots Building Bridges (3B): Theoretical, Empirical, and Technological Foundations for Systems that Monitor and Support Political Deliberation Online" -- a significant research collaboration between the ANU (VOSON Lab), the University of Bielefeld and the University College Dublin- has been granted 4-year funding by 

The Psychology of fake news

New Publication: Truth and the dynamics of news diffusion on Twitter

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.

Adapting research methods in COVID-19 era

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.