Monthly Archives: October 2019
The spread of fake news is a growing problem, particularly online, with serious consequences in the real world. In written evidence to the Parliamentary inquiry, we note that fake news is a clear threat to the democratic process, with the potential to severely disrupt the exercise of free and fair elections.
Network science is constantly proving to be an effective framework to study and analyse social phenomena. Its strengths can be exploited in the heterogeneous field of terrorism research as well. In a study published in Applied Network Science, Gian Maria Campedelli, Iain Cruickshank and Professor Kathleen M. Carley present an algorithmic framework for identifying latent communities of terrorist groups, based on the analysis of their operational characteristics.