• How Social Media Disrupts Our Elections, Our Economy, and Our Health

    Date: 25 November 2020
    Duration: 00:54:44
    Speakers: Dr Jonathan Bright, Professor Sinan Aral

    Professor Sinan Aral, hosted by Dr Jonathan Bright, shares an overview of his new book 'The Hype Machine'.

  • There’s an app for that: Tech governance during COVID-19

    Date: 18 November 2020
    Duration: 00:58:07
    Speakers: Dr Seda Gürses, Dr Michael Veale , Dr Aaron Martin, Nikita Aggarwal

    Following the publication of Data Justice and COVID-19: Global Perspectives, the Oxford Internet Institute is hosts a discussion among leading experts to reflect on the enduring lessons for technological governance following from the pandemic.

  • OxDEG: Music Videos and Prosthetic Memories in Pakistan’s Coke Studio

    Date: 16 November 2020
    Duration: 01:33:19
    Speakers: Dr Richard Williams, Rafay Mahmood

    The OII is delighted to present Dr Richard Williams (SOAS University of London) and Rafay Mahmood (Habib University), for the next Digital Ethnography session, discussing The Coke Studio in Pakistan, and it's effects on the arts in the country's narrative

  • Understanding Digital Racism After COVID-19

    Date: 11 November 2020
    Duration: 00:59:54
    Speakers: Professor Philip Howard, Professor Lisa Nakamura

    This OII Wednesday Webinar features Professor Lisa Nakamura discussing her latest project, as well as an in depth Q&A with Professor Philip Howard.

  • Are We Really Living in an Infodemic? Deconstructing a Buzzword

    Date: 4 November 2020
    Duration: 00:58:56
    Speakers: Chico Camargo, Felix Simon

    This webinar describes the main consequences of the uncritical adoption of the term ‘infodemic’ in the development of rigorous science on the topic, and further argues how the uncritical adoption of it in policymaking can do more harm than good.

  • OxDEG: Do we need a canonised digital social research?

    Date: 2 November 2020
    Duration: 01:28:40
    Speaker: Giuseppe Alessandro Veltri

    The OII welcomes Giuseppe Alessandro Veltri for this digital ethnography session. He is Professor of Research Methodology and Cognitive Sociology at the Department of Sociology and Social Research of the University of Trento.

  • Data, Governance and Geopolitics

    Date: 28 October 2020
    Duration: 00:59:13
    Speakers: Professor Philip Howard, Pari Esfandiari, Greg Treverton

    The Oxford Internet Institute welcomes Pari Esfandiari and Greg Treverton Co-Founders, and respectively President and Chairperson of the Global TechnoPolitics Forum. Hosted by Professor Philip Howard, Director of the OII.

  • Equal Voices Building an Equal Society – Digital Protest and Revolution in Belarus

    Date: 1 September 2020
    Duration: 00:22:11
    Speakers: Dr Aliaksandr Herasimenka, Professor Athina Karatzogianni

    Athina Karatzogianni, editor of the book series Digital Activism and Society, talks to researcher Aliaksandr Herasimenka about the role played by ICT in the 2020 protests again President Alexander Lukashenko.

  • The Fairwork Foundation: Strategies for Improving Platform Work

    Date: 22 July 2020
    Duration: 01:01:39
    Speakers: Dr Funda Ustek-Spilda, Srujana Katta

    In this webinar, Funda Ustek-Spilda and Srujana Katta talk about the Fairwork Project, an action-research project at the Oxford Internet Institute.

  • The Tech Response to COVID-19

    Date: 20 July 2020
    Duration: 01:04:09
    Speakers: Professor Philip Howard, Ravi Naik, Carly Kind, Ana Grouverman

    We host a conversation to explore the tech companies and industry response to COVID-19.

  • Digital Insight and Business Intelligence in Local Gov 2020

    Date: 9 July 2020
    Duration: 00:55:28
    Speakers: Thomas Vogl, Emeran Saigol, May-N Leow, Georgina Maratheftis

    Featuring Thomas Vogl, OII DPhil student giving his expert view in this webinar showcasing how he, and others, are informing and driving change in local government. From the London Borough of Redbridge in collaboration with techUK.

  • What Big Tech does to discourse, and the forgotten tech tool that can make tech less big with Cory Doctorow

    Date: 1 July 2020
    Duration: 01:11:07
    Speakers: Ravi Naik, Cory Doctorow

    The Oxford Internet Institute presents a conversation with Cory Doctorow, blogger, journalist, and science fiction author. Hosted by Ravi Naik, Solicitor and co-founder the data rights agency, AWO and Visiting Policy Fellow at the OII.

  • Countering the COVID-19 Misinfodemic with Text Similarity and Social Data Science

    Date: 24 June 2020
    Duration: 01:02:23
    Speakers: Dr Scott A. Hale, Chico Camargo

    Dr Scott A. Hale discusses how text similarity algorithms are being used to help fact-checkers locate misinformation, cluster similar misinformation, and identify existing fact-checks on platforms with end-to-end encryption. Moderated by Dr Chico Camargo.

  • ‘Lie Machine’s’ UK book launch

    Date: 24 June 2020
    Duration: 00:58:50
    Speakers: Professor Philip Howard, Dr Vidya Narayanan

    Professor Philip Howard presents his new book 'Lie Machines' in this UK launch, which offers new insights into the world's most damaging disinformation campaigns. He is joined by Dr Vidya Narayanan.

  • Global Fact 7: Fakes, misinformation and fact-checking

    Date: 24 June 2020
    Duration: 01:02:28
    Speakers: Dr Scott A. Hale, Bente Kalsnes, Jessica Collier, Admire Mare, Thomas Kent, Marju Himma-Kadakas

    In this session, part of International fact-checking network Global Fact 7 Virtual, panelists will present ongoing research on misinformation and fact-checking from around the world.

  • Alumni Challenges: Rae Dinh

    Date: 19 June 2020
    Duration: 00:01:16

    Rae who is Director of community and Content at Unusual Ventures describes how they are helping to keep a community of founders engaged and connected during COVID -19.

  • OxDEG Digital Ethnographic Methods Surgery 2

    Date: 18 June 2020
    Duration: 01:23:35

    Lockdown has presented unexpected hurdles to students and researchers hoping to conduct ethnography this year, and many have turned to online solutions in order to reach their participants.

  • Data, data (science), get us out of here! Recommendations for resilient and fair policy-making in a crisis

    Date: 17 June 2020
    Duration: 00:59:44
    Speaker: Professor Helen Margetts

    Professor Helen Margetts and Professor Ben MacArthur provide clarity and make concrete recommendations as to how policy-makers can ensure that data and data science are our ticket back to normality.

  • Monitoring health misinformation: An early-detection methodology for fact-checkers

    Date: 17 June 2020
    Duration: 00:09:18
    Speakers: Dr Scott A. Hale, Jenna Sherman, Nat Gyenes, Ashkan Kazemi

    Monitoring the health conversation online. Detecting notable shifts through word embeddings and semantic change. Presentation by Jenna Sherman, Nat Gyenes, Ashkan Kazemi, and Scott Hale.

  • Alumni Challenges: Andrew Bulovsky

    Date: 17 June 2020
    Duration: 00:01:22
    Speaker: Andrew Bulovsky

    Andrew talks us through the challenges he will face in his new role in international dispute resolution.