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Trust in Me? Misinformation in Decentralized Social Media

Posted August 13, 2020 in Business Agility & Software Engineering Excellence
Trust in Me?
A primary motivation of decentralized social media is censorship resistance, often achieved through anonymity. But anonymity comes with a price. Checking the reliability and trustworthiness of information is much harder with anonymous information. In this Advisor, we present a brief overview of two main under­lying technologies that help in decentralization while still providing a degree of trust between networked entities: (1) P2P social networks and (2) blockchain technology.
About The Author
Panagiotis Monachelis
Panagiotis Monachelis is a PhD student in the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department at the University of West Attica (UniWA), Greece, and a teaching staff member in UniWA’s Computer Networks & Services Research (CoNSeRT) Lab. His research focuses on big data mining and visualization over online social networks. Currently, Mr. Monachelis is involved with the EUNOMIA project in the visualization field. Previously, he worked in the… Read More
Panagiotis Kasnesis
Panagiotis Kasnesis is cofounder and R&D Director of THINGENIOUS. He has participated in several European R&D projects as a machine learning engineer and semantic application developer in the Computer Networks & Services Research (CoNSeRT) Lab of the University of West Attica (UniWA), Greece. His research interests include machine/deep learning, Semantic Web technologies, multiagent systems, and the Internet of Things. Dr. Kasnesis… Read More
Charalampos Patrikakis
Charalampos Z. Patrikakis is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of West Attica (UniWA), Greece. He is also Director of UniWA’s Computer Networks & Services Research (CoNSeRT) Lab. Dr. Patrikakis has more than 100 publications in book chapters, international journals, and conferences and has made two contributions to national legis­lation. He is a senior member of IEEE, Associate Editor… Read More
Xing Liang
Xing Liang is a postdoctoral Research Fellow in data analytics and machine learning in the IoT and Security (ISEC) research group at the University of Greenwich, UK, with particular interest in information trustworthiness in social media. Currently, she is involved with the EUNOMIA project. Previously, Dr. Liang was a Research Fellow in computer vision at the University of Westminster, UK. She earned a PhD from the University of Bradford, UK,… Read More
Ryan Heartfield
Ryan Heartfield is a postdoctoral Research Fellow in cybersecurity in the IoT and Security (ISEC) research group at the University of Greenwich, UK. He has led R&D in multiple national and international research projects, focusing on artificial intelligence in cybersecurity and cyber-physical intrusion detection. Currently, Dr. Heartfield is leading work in developing social media information trustworthiness tools for the EUNOMIA project.… Read More
George Loukas
George Loukas is an Associate Professor and head of the IoT and Security (ISEC) research group at the University of Greenwich, UK. He has led several national and international research projects, including coordination of the EUNOMIA project on information trustworthiness in social media as well as a project on cyber hygiene for artificial intelligence applications in domestic life for the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. Dr.… Read More
Nelson Escravana
Nelson Escravana is Director of the Communications & Cybersecurity Unit at INOV, where he is also a board member. Mr. Escravana has over 20 years’ professional experience, actively participating in R&D and integration projects as a technical leader and project manager in the fields of penetration testing, technological developments for intrusion detection, forensic auditing, and mobile authentication, and has been a leading security… Read More
Soulla Louca
Soulla Louca is a Professor in the Department of Management and MIS as well as Director of the Institute for the Future at the University of Nicosia, Cyprus. Dr. Louca was nominated by LATTICE80 in partnership with Miss Kaya as one of the top 100 women in fintech for 2019. With a background in computer science, she is among the first academics to get involved in blockchain technologies. Previously, Dr. Louca headed the Domain Committee for ICT… Read More
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