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Professor Mark Skilton on online extremism: “our democracy is at stake”

Mark Skilton, professor of practice at Warwick Business School and digital communications consultant, discusses the ambitious new initiative aimed at curbing online extremism that will be launched during a meeting of world leaders and leading technology chiefs in Paris.

Wed 15 May 2019, 10:31 | Tags: technology, Social Media, Digital, Warwick Business School, Extremism

Expert comment: Facebook bans far right organisations and individuals

Facebook has introduced a ban for organisations and individuals associated with the far right on its platform, which is a step in the right direction according to Professor Mark Skilton from Warwick Business School. However, the challenge for Facebook doesn't end there.

Thu 18 Apr 2019, 15:12 | Tags: Social Media, Warwick Business School

Online Harms White Paper - expert comment

Mark Skilton, Professor of practice at Warwick Business School, comments on Government proposals to increase regulation on social networks and internet companies.


MIT finds that on Twitter, false news travels faster than true stories - expert comment

“This is a robust and fascinating large-scale study of online misinformation" - Dr Kimberley Wade from Psychology discusses new research from MIT which finds that fake news travels significantly farther, faster, deeper, and more broadly than the truth on social media.

Fri 09 Mar 2018, 12:47 | Tags: Expert comment, Research, Social Media, Twitter, Psychology

Extremism blocking tool could have serious downsides: Professor Ian Robertson

The UK Government revealed today a new weapon in the fight against terrorism - a tool which uses artificial intelligence to accurately detect jihadist content and block it from being viewed online.

Professor Ian Robertson, Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor at the University of Warwick's Department of Computer Science, comments on its potentially dangerous downsides.

 


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