Trusted Online Information

Delft Data Science Seminar in Collaboration with VSNU Digital Society and SIKS

28 juni 2019 09:00 - Locatie: X – TU Delft | Building 37 + 38 Mekelweg 8-10 2628 CD Delft - Door: Communication EWI

On the 28th of June Delft Data Science is organizing the Trusted Online Information seminar in collaboration with the VSNU Digital Society program and SIKS research school. You are all cordially invited to attend the event. 

For more information regarding the event and registration, please see the description below.

This event is organized by Delft Data Science in collaboration with the research groups Web Information Systems and Multimedia Computing of TU Delft and in collaboration with the Responsible Data Science program line from the VSNU Digital Society program and the SIKS Research School. The event is part of SIKS Activity program. All SIKS members are cordially invited to participate. Especially SIKS-PhD-students working on the symposium’ topics are strongly encouraged to register.

Algorithmic filtering and ranking systems support people in making decisions about what to consume next, they propose and evaluate options while involving their human users in the decision-making process. Such systems also shape our opinions by automatically selecting and ranking information for us in online social networks such as Twitter and Facebook as well as the news that we read online on more traditional websites. These technologies have in some cases been found to decrease exposure to more diverse points of view, leading to filter bubbles.

Furthermore, while current approaches are driven by the equivalent of calorific content, or how much we interact with content (e.g., number of clicks), they do not consider whether we consume a lot of similar information or if our information consumption is varied. Furthermore, these aspects of online information consumption have been used to purposely influence people for political gain.

In this seminar we will discuss how data analytics impact consumers of information. How do we support high quality information, while respecting the wishes of consumers? How do we give users control without overwhelming them? Where is the ideal meeting point between the industry and public perspective?

There will be presentations by representatives of TU Delft research groups and companies. Moreover there will be a panel of news organizations in the Netherlands such as FD Mediade Persgroep, RTL and Blendle. 

This event is the newest edition in the series of Delft Data Science seminars organized at TU Delft. With these events we bring together scientists, business and public organizations and provide a platform where knowledge can be shared and exchanged on specific topics.


The event is free of charge but registration is required, please, register at Feel free to share this invitation with interested colleagues or business relations.

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