The systematic and unbiased exploration of news, opinion pieces and discussions on selected topics has become a crucial challenge in the age of the “infodemic”. It is increasingly difficult to burst the filter bubble and gain insights on social issues from a wider set of perspectives. However, to tackle global challenges, we cannot afford to drop any good ideas, therefore it is crucial to include voices from a wide spectrum of cultures and social groups.
During the seminar Kristóf Gyódi and Michał Paliński will introduce an online tool that facilitates the exploration of key technology challenges and related policy issues. Based on a text-mining methodology, they have examined and identified the specific topics discussed in a wide range of written media shared on social media platforms.
In their recent work they have focused on six general umbrella topics:
- Environment, Sustainability & Resilience
- Decentralising Power & Building Alternatives
- Public Space & Sociality
- Privacy, Identity & Data Governance
- Trustworthy Information Flows Cybersecurity & Democracy
- Access, Inclusion & Justice
For each wide topic, they have prepared interactive maps presenting clusters of articles covering related issues, enabling the discovery of problems, opinions and recommendations for solutions.
n order to showcase the potential of the methodology, they will present a deep dive for the umbrella topic Access, Inclusion & Justice.