The goal of the project is to investigate the role of social norms on misinformation in online communities. This knowledge can help identify new interventions in online communities that help prevent the spread of misinformation. To accomplish the task, the role of norms will be explored by analyzing Twitter data gathered through the Covid19 Infodemics Observatory, an online platform developed to study the relationship between the evolution of the COVID-19 epidemic and the information dynamics on social media. This study can inform a further set of microprojects addressing norms in AI systems through theoretical modelling and social simulations.


Diagnosis and visualization map of existing social norms underlying fake news related to COVID19


Project Partners:

  • Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), ISTC: Eugenia Polizzi)
  • Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK), Marco Pistore


Primary Contact: Eugenia Polizzi, CNR-ISTC