Paper Sessions

Paper Session 1: Politics and Ideology

Sunday, 30th April, 11:00 – 12:30

Session Chair: Francesco Pierri

  1. Political Honeymoon Effect on Social Media: Characterizing Social Media Reaction to the Changes of Prime Minister in Japan. Kunihiro Miyazaki, Taichi Murayama, Akira Matsui, Masaru Nishikawa, Takayuki Uchiba, Haewoon Kwak and Jisun An
  2. Political advertisement on Facebook and Instagram in the run-up to 2022 Italian general election. Francesco Pierri
  3. Wearing Masks Implies Refuting Trump?: Towards Target-specific User Stance Prediction across Events in COVID-19 and US Election 2020. Hong Zhang, Haewoon Kwak, Wei Gao and Jisun An
  4. Analyzing Polarization And Toxicity On Political Debate In Brazilian TikTok Videos Transcriptions. Paulo Henrique Santos Vasconcellos, Humberto Torres Marques-Neto and Pedro Diógenes de Almeida Lara
  5. Beyond Fish and Bicycles: Exploring the Varieties of Online Women’s Ideological Spaces. Utkucan Balcı, Chen Ling, Emiliano De Cristofaro, Megan Squire, Gianluca Stringhini, Jeremy Blackburn
  6. One of Many: Assessing User-level Effects of Moderation Interventions on r/The_Donald. Amaury Trujillo and Stefano Cresci

Paper Session 2: Language and Emotions

Sunday, 30th April, 13:30 – 15:00

Session Chair: Tingting Liu

  1. Multi-emotion Recognition Using Multi-EmoBERT and Emotion Analysis in Fake News. Jinfen Li and Lu Xiao
  2. Geolocated Social Media Posts are Happier: Understanding the Characteristics of Check-in Posts on Twitter. Julie Jiang, Jesse Thomason, Francesco Barbieri and Emilio Ferrara
  3. On the Prevalence of Leichte Sprache on the German Web. Hadi Asghari, Freya Hewett and Theresa Züger
  4. Language on Reddit Reveals Differential Mental Health Markers for Individuals posting in Immigration Communities. Juhi Mittal, Abha Belorkar, Vinit Jakhetiya, Venu Pokuri and Sharath Chandra Guntuku
  5. Analyzing Social Media Activities at Bellingcat. Dominik Bär, Fausto Calderon, Michael Lawlor, Sophia Licklederer, Manuel Totzauer and Stefan Feuerriegel
  6. Detecting Symptoms of Depression on Reddit. Tingting Liu, Devansh Jain, Shivani Rapole, Brenda Curtis, Johannes C. Eichstaedt, Lyle H. Ungar and Sharath Chandra Guntuku

Paper Session 3: Online Communities and Digital Analytics

Sunday, 30th April, 15:15 – 16:45

Session Chair: Cathy Marshall

  1. Popular, but hardly used: Has Google Analytics been to the detriment of Web Analytics? Tom Alby
  2. What Makes Some Workplaces More Favorable to Remote Work? Unpacking Employee Experiences During COVID-19 Via Glassdoor. Mohit Chandra and Munmun De Choudhury
  3. What Web Search Behaviors Lead to Online Purchase Satisfaction? Yuki Yanagida, Makoto P. Kato, Yuka Kawada, Takehiro Yamamoto, Hiroaki Ohshima and Sumio Fujita
  4. Who Broke Amazon Mechanical Turk? Catherine C Marshall and Frank Shipman
  5. Follow Us and Become Famous! Insights and Guidelines From Instagram Engagement Mechanisms. Pier Paolo Tricomi, Marco Chilese, Mauro Conti and Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi
  6. Link Topics from Q&A Platforms using Wikidata: A Tool for Cross-platform Hierarchical Classification. Alyssa Sha, Bernado Nunes and Armin Haller

Paper Session 4: Fairness and Bias

Monday, 1st May, 11:00 – 12:30

Session Chair: Harith Alani

  1. Tracking Machine Learning Bias Creep in Traditional and Online Lending Systems with Covariance Analysis. Ángel Pavón Pérez, Miriam Fernandez, Hasan Al-Madfai, Gregoire Burel and Harith Alani
  2. The Impact of Data Persistence Bias on Social Media Studies. Tuğrulcan Elmas
  3. Diversity matters: Robustness of bias measurements in Wikidata. Paramita Das, Sai Keerthana Karnam, Anirban Panda, Bhanu Prakash Reddy Guda, Soumya Sarkar and Animesh Mukherjee
  4. Fair Link Prediction with Multi-Armed Bandit Algorithms. Weixiang Wang and Sucheta Soundarajan
  5. Monitoring Gender Gaps via Linkedin Advertising Estimates: the case study of Italy. Margherita Berte, Kyriaki Kalimeri and Daniela Paolotti
  6. Qbias – A Dataset on Media Bias in Search Queries and Query Suggestions. Fabian Haak and Philipp Schaer

Paper Session 5: Harmful and Problematic Behaviour

Monday, 1st May, 13:30 – 15:00

Session Chair: Giuseppe Russo

  1. Transfer Learning for Multilingual Abusive Meme Detection. Mithun Das and Animesh Mukherjee
  2. Understanding Online Migration Decisions Following the Banning of Radical Communities. Giuseppe Russo, Manoel Horta Ribeiro, Giona Casiraghi and Luca Verginer
  3. Social Media as a Vector for Escort Ads: A Study on OnlyFans advertisements on Twitter. Maricarmen Arenas, Pratheeksha Nair, Reihaneh Rabbany and Golnoosh Farnadi
  4. Understanding Misogynoir: A study of Annotators’ Perspectives. Joseph Kwarteng, Gregoire Burel, Aisling Third, Tracie Farrell and Miriam Fernandez
  5. From Yellow Peril to Model Minority: Asian stereotypes in social media during the COVID-19 pandemic. Xinyu Wang, Maggie Wu and Sarah Rajtmajer
  6. A longitudinal study of the top 1% toxic Twitter profiles. Hina Qayyum, Benjamin Zi Hao Zhao, Ian Wood, Muhammad Ikram, Nicolas Kourtellis and Mohamad Ali Kaafar

Paper Session 6: Misinformation and Misperception

Monday, 1st May, 15:15 – 16:45

Session Chair: Luca Luceri

  1. Propaganda and misinformation on Facebook and Twitter during Russian invasion of Ukraine. Francesco Pierri, Luca Luceri, Nikhil Jindal and Emilio Ferrara
  2. On the Globalization of the QAnon Conspiracy Theory Through Telegram. Mohamad Hoseini, Philipe Melo, Fabricio Benevenuto, Anja Feldmann and Savvas Zannettou
  3. Characterizing and Predicting Social Correction on Twitter. Yingchen Ma, Bing He, Nathan Subrahmanian and Srijan Kumar
  4. Emotional Framing in the Spreading of False and True Claims. Akram Sadat Hosseini and Steffen Staab
  5. Misinformation Detection Algorithms and Fairness across Political Ideologies: The Impact of Article Level Labeling. Jinkyung Park, Rahul Dev Ellezhuthil, Joseph Isaac, Christoph Mergerson, Lauren Feldman and Vivek Singh
  6. Understanding the Use of e-Prints on Reddit and 4chan’s Politically Incorrect Board. Satrio Yudhoatmojo, Emiliano De Cristofaro and Jeremy Blackburn