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Online Workshop: Beyond Fake News: Mitigating the Spread of Epistemically Toxic Content (April 21-22, Zefat/Haifa)

Program Beyond Fake News: Mitigating the Spread of Epistemically Toxic Content An International Online Workshop Department of Management Information Systems, Zefat Academic College Department of Philosophy, University of Haifa Organized by Aviv Barnoy, Ori Freiman, Arnon Keren and Boaz MIller

                        April
                            21-22, 2021

                        All
                            times are in Israel Standard Time (GMT+3)
                        Participation in the
                            workshop is free. To receive a
                            participation link, please pre-register
                            at https://forms.gle/cZQiwp1zegoEteNg8
                            by April 19, 2021.

                        Day 1: Wednesday, April
                                21
                        17:00 – 17:05 | Welcome
                              Greetings 
                        Professor Daniel Statman,
                            Chair, Department of Philosophy,
                            University of Haifa 

                        17:05 - 18:05 | Session
                              1: Improving Users' Skills
                        Axel Gelfert | Philosophy,
                            Literature, History of Science and
                            Technology | Technical University of
                            Berlin | Cultivating epistemic routines
                            for navigating toxic epistemic
                            environments
                        Sarit Barzilai | Education
                            | University of Haifa | Beyond
                            technological fixes and nudges: An
                            educational approach to addressing
                            misinformation

                        18:15 - 19:15 | Session
                              2: Norms of Posting and Sharing
                        Sacha Altay | Cognitive
                            Science | Institut Jean Nicod |
                            Understanding the spread of fake news 
                        Glenn Anderau | Philosophy
                            | University of Zürich | Passive
                            testimony: Exploring social media as an
                            epistemic environment

                        19:30 - 20:30 | Session
                              3: Public Manipulation
                        C. Thi Nguyen | Philosophy
                            | University of Utah | The Seductions of
                            Clarity
                        Richard Rogers | New Media
                            & Digital Culture | University of
                            Amsterdam | Mainstreaming the fringe:
                            How misinformation propagates on social
                            media         

                        Day 2: Thursday, April
                                22
                        17:00 – 17:05 | Welcome
                              Greetings 
                        Professor Opher Etzion,
                            Chair, Department of Management
                            Information Systems, Zefat Academic
                            College

                        17:05 - 18:05 | Session
                              4: Global Perspectives
                        Fábio Ribeiro | UTAD |
                            CECS-UMinho| Assessing the quality of
                            the online comments: A methodological
                            proposal from journalistic websites in
                            Portugal, Brazil and Spain
                        Desmond Onyemechi Okocha,
                            Samson A. Shaibu, and Melchizedec J.
                            Onobe | Mass Communication | Bingham
                            University | X-raying the
                            multidimensional implications of
                            institutionalized fake news and
                            disinformation on Nigerian pluralistic
                            society

                        18:15 - 19:15 | Session
                              5: Mitigating the Flow of Toxic
                              Content
                        Isaac Record | Lyman Briggs
                            College | Michigan State University |
                            People, Posts, and Platforms: Reducing
                            the spread of online toxicity by
                            contextualizing content and setting
                            norms
                        Aviv Barnoy | Management
                            Information Systems | Zefat Academic
                            College | Philosophy | University of
                            Haifa | Mitigating the spread of
                            epistemically toxic content

                        19:30 – 20:40 | Closing
                              Session
                        Presenter: Karen
                            Frost-Arnold | Philosophy | Hobart and
                            William Smith Colleges | Epistemic
                              Trash and Toxic Content
                        Commentator: Anat Ben David
                            | Sociology, Political Science and
                            Communication | Open University of
                            Israel
                        Concluding Remarks: 
                        Arnon Keren | Philosophy |
                            University of Haifa 
                        Boaz Miller | Management
                            Information Systems | Zefat Academic
                            College 
                         
                        Research presented in this
                            conference was supported by ISF
                            Grant 650/18 “Skepticism about
                            Testimony”.
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