- March, 25/03/2020
Jeremy Blackburn was interviewed by SmarterEveryDay about our studies “The Web Centipede: Understanding How Web Communities Influence Each Other Through the Lens of Mainstream and Alternative News Sources” IMC, 2017 and “Who Let The Trolls Out? Towards Understanding State-Sponsored Trolls” WebSci, 2019. More details can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soYkEqDp760&feature=youtu.be
- March, 13/03/2020
Who knew that hand-washing could spur so much creativity online? Amid concerns about the new coronavirus, memes about how to wash your hands have been going viral. Gianluca Stringhini talks about what makes memes different from other types of communication and why people don’t fact-check them. Therefore they are spreading misinformation, especially in these pandemic times.
- February, 11/02/2020
Michael Sirivianos was a guest on Sigma TV to talk about the Better Internet for Kids – CYBERSAFETY II EU-funded project and the Safer Internet Day event organized by the Pedagogical Institute of Cyprus and its partners. He also touched upon issues of data protection, online privacy, and targetted disinformation campaigns. Minute 1:52 onwards:
- December, 02/12/2019
Thank you Mr Obvious for an insightful summary of Savva’s thesis. “tldr: it is pathetic and it does not deserve the digital space it occupies.” More details can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJIdQ61wYvQ&feature=youtu.be
- October, 29/10/2019
Dr. Michael Sirivianos was interviewed by Active Radio. He talked to Andri Daniel about the results of the ENCASE project. Listen here: https://www.facebook.com/activeradiocy/videos/460759171311736/
- September, 21/09/2019
Dr. Gianluca Stringhini, Associate Professor at University College London was interviewed by the InSecure podcast about our studies “On the Origins of Memes by Means of Fringe Web Communities” IMC, 2018 and “Who Let The Trolls Out? Towards Understanding State-Sponsored Trolls” WebSci, 2019.
Listen here: https://insecure.com.ua/podcast/academic-security-episode-2-interview-with-prof-gianluca-stringhini/
- August, 01/08/2019
Dr. Jeremy Blackburn interviewed by the STAT News podcast about our recent research on how fringe communities abuse online hate and genetic testing to further racist, white nationalist ideologies. Listen here: https://www.statnews.com
- January, 14/1/2019
Dr. Michael Sirivianos was interviewed by Manolis Kalatzis of the Plus TV channel in Cyprus, for “Επίκαιρα” on Monday 14/1/2019. Dr. Sirivianos discussed fake news and state-sponsored disinformation campaigns. Part 1 , Part 2
- January, 12/1/2019
Dr. Nikolas Kourtelis from TID and Dr. Michael Sirivianos from the Cyprus University of Technology was interviewed by RIK 3 radio in Cyprus, for “Πρωϊνό Δρομολόγιο”, with Eleni Vrettou and Despina Roussou on Saturday 12/1/2019. They talked about fake news and hate speech over the Web.
- January, 11/1/2019
Dr. Michael Sirivianos from the Cyprus University of Technology was interviewed by Astra Radio in Cyprus, for “Επικαιρότητα αλλιώς” on Friday 11/1/2019. Dr. Sirivianos talked about fake news and hate speech over the Web. Listen here : https://www.mixcloud.com
- October, 30/10/2018
Jeremy Blackburn, Assistant Professor from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, talks to Fox News and explains what Gab.com is and why you may want to pay attention to fringe sites like these even when you”re not the target user. Video redistributed by The Wall Street Journal based on our study “A Quantitative Approach to Understanding Online Antisemitism”. Arxiv, 2018.
- October, 29/10/2018
Jeremy Blackburn, Assistant Professor from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, talks to WBRC Fox 6 News about our study “A Quantitative Approach to Understanding Online Antisemitism”. Arxiv, 2018.
- October, 29/10/2018
“How Scientists Say Gab, A Philly-Based Social Network, Became An Incubator Of Hate – Finkelstein argues Gab is has become a place for extremists, including white nationalists and anti-Semites, who would not be allowed to post offensive screeds and memes on Facebook and Twitter”, an interview published by WESA about our study “A Quantitative Approach to Understanding Online Antisemitism”. Arxiv, 2018.
- July, 09/07/2018
Where Do Memes Come From?
“Trending – BBC World Service talks to Gianluca Stringhini, associate professor at University College London. His team has been looking into fringe internet groups ”“ they”ve found that some far-right websites and message boards have a disproportionate impact on the memes that spread on mainstream social networks.”
An interview about our research “On the Origins of Memes by Means of Fringe Web Communities”. ArXiv, 2018.
June, 08/06/2018“How memes go mainstream. New study explores the process of sharing memes”, an interview with CBS news.
It discusses how fringe groups use memes and what social media companies should be doing to stop the spread of a modern form of Hate Speech. The discussion revolves around our research article “On the Origins of Memes by Means of Fringe Web Communities”.
- March, 04/03/2017
“One could perhaps compare them to raids. Web operations conducted by small, well-organized groups armed only with words; but words that can hurt, because they are false or very violent. The research by University College London, conducted within the EU-funded ENCASE research program, for the first time traces the map of these attacks and reveals who, how and when (why is another story). “
Dr. Gianluca Stringhini (UCL), who participated in the study was interviewed on Rai1.
The SoundCloud clip is available here:
- November, 22/09/2017
Caroline Kitchener, associate editor at The Atlantic, talks about Political Extremism on the Internet and discusses ENCASE”s findings on the outsized influence of fringe communities over the mainstream. More details can be found here: https://www.c-span.org/video/?437612-3/washington-journal-caroline-kitchener-discusses-political-extremism-internet
- September, 25/09/2017
Dr. Emiliano De Cristofaro gave an interview on Italian Radio channel Radio 24 about our research on 4chan and fake news. More details can be found here:
- May, 15/05/2017
Dr. Michael Sirivianos from the Cyprus University of Technology was interviewed by the Politis Radio with Katerina Eliadi on ENCASE and fake news show. More information can be found here: http://politis.com.cy/
- April, 22/04/2016:
Dr. Emiliano De Cristofaro was interviewed by Dutch TV channel AVROTROS during the program Opgeligcht (Scammed). The program investigated the world of Facebook like farms ”” fraudulent services that are paid to artificially inflate the number of likes of a Facebook page. Dr De Cristofaro helped the program clarify the way farms operate, the dangers associated with them for users and page owners alike, as well as the economic ecosystem behind them. More information can be found here:
- March, 04/03/2016:
Third CyBC (Radio Trito), a Cyprus local radio broadcaster presented ENCASE research project and the general children protection issues on online social media.
More information can be found here:
- February, 07/02/2016:
Dr. Michael Sirivianos from the Cyprus University of Technology was interviewed by the CyBC TV, news show “APO MERA SE MERA” on Safer Internet Day (Feb 7). Dr. Sirivianos gave precious advice relating to privacy-preserving internet browsing.