Paper Sessions

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All awards are listed below next to the relevant papers. Congratulations to all of the winners.

Paper Session 1: Does the system work? Evaluating Tools and Functions

Wednesday 23 June, 16:45 – 18:15

Session Chair: Maria Glenski

  1. The influence of search engine optimization on Google’s results: A multi-dimensional approach for detecting SEO
    Dirk Lewandowski, Sebastian Sünkler and Nurce Yagci
  2. Measuring Digital Literacy with Eye Tracking: An examination of skills and performance based on user gaze
    Nili Steinfeld, Azi Lev-On and Hama Abu-Kishk
  3. Towards a Novel Benchmark for ClaimReviewed and ReviewRating Prediction in Fact-checking Articles
    Vinicius Woloszyn, Eduardo Gabriel Cortes, Rafael Amantea, Vera Schmitt, Dante Augusto Couto Barone and Sebastian Möller
  4. Automatically Selecting Striking Images for Social Cards
    Shawn Jones, Michele Weigle, Martin Klein and Michael Nelson
  5. Limiting Tags Fosters Efficiency
    Tiago Santos, Keith Burghardt, Kristina Lerman and Denis Helic

Paper Session 2: Critical Methods for Examining the Web

Wednesday 23 June, 19:45 – 21:15

Session Chair: Katharina Kinder-Kurlanda

  1. On the conditions for integrating deep learning into the study of visual politics
    Matteo Magnani and Alexandra Segerberg
  2. Auditing Algorithmic Bias on Twitter
    Nathan Bartley, Andres Abeliuk, Emilio Ferrara and Kristina Lerman
  3. Improving Reactions to Rejection in Crowdsourcing Through Self-Reflection
    Tom Edixhoven, Sihang Qiu, Lucie Kuiper, Olivier Dikken, Gwennan Smitskamp and Ujwal Gadiraju
  4. Trick and Please. A Mixed-Method Study On User Assumptions About the TikTok Algorithm
    Daniel Klug, Yiluo Qin, Morgan Evans and Geoff Kaufman
  5. NetProtect: Network Perturbations to Protect Nodes against Entry-Point Attack
    Ricky Laishram, Pegah Hozhabrierdi, Jeremy Wendt and Sucheta Soundarajan

Paper Session 3: Developing New Web Research Using NLP and Machine Learning

Thursday 24 June, 09:00 – 10:30

Session Chair: Stefan Dietze

  1. Social Science for Natural Language Processing: A Hostile Narrative Analysis Prototype
    Best Student Paper Honourable Mention

    Stephen Anning, George Konstantinidis and Craig Webber

  2. fastText-based methods for Emotion Identification in Russian Internet Discourse
    Alexander Babii, Marina Kazyulina and Alexey Malafeev
  3. You’d Better Stop! Understanding Human Reliance on Machine Learning Models under Covariate Shift
    Chun-Wei Chiang and Ming Yin
  4. Efficient Detection of Multilingual Hate Speech by Using Interactive Attention Network with Minimal Human Feedback
    Fedor Vitiugin, Yasas Senarath and Hemant Purohit

Paper Session 4: Problematic Online Content

Thursday 24 June, 11:00 – 12:30

Session Chair: Enrico Mariconti

  1. Are Anti-Feminist Communities Gateways to the Far Right? Evidence from Reddit and YouTube
    Robin Mamié, Manoel Horta Ribeiro and Robert West
  2. “Subverting the Jewtocracy”: Online Antisemitism Detection Using Multimodal Deep Learning
    Mohit Chandra, Dheeraj Pailla, Himanshu Bhatia, Aadilmehdi Sanchawala, Manish Gupta, Manish Shrivastava and Ponnurangam Kumaraguru
  3. Monetizing Propaganda: How Far-right Extremists Earn Money by Video Streaming
    ACM Best Paper

    Megan Squire

  4. The Rise and Fall of Fake News sites: A Traffic Analysis
    Manolis Chalkiadakis, Alexandros Kornilakis, Panagiotis Papadopoulos, Evangelos Markatos and Nicolas Kourtellis
  5. Fighting Against Fake News During Pandemic Era: Does Providing Related News Help Student Internet Users to Detect COVID-19 Misinformation?
    Borhan Uddin, Nahid Reza, Md Saiful Islam, Hasib Ahsan and Mohammad Ruhul Amin

Paper Session 5: Extremism, Polarisation and Controversy: The New Reality of the Web

Thursday 24 June, 15:45 – 17:15

Session Chair: Ingmar Weber

  1. Understanding the Effect of Deplatforming on Social Networks
    Shiza Ali, Mohammad Hammas Saeed, Esraa Aldreabi, Jeremy Blackburn, Emiliano De Cristofaro, Savvas Zannettou and Gianluca Stringhini
  2. Mainstream Consensus and the Expansive Fringe: Characterizing the Polarized Information Ecosystems of Online Climate Change Discourse
    Joshua Uyheng, Aman Tyagi and Kathleen M. Carley
  3. Drivers of Polarized Discussions on Twitter during Venezuela Political Crisis
    Sameera Horawalavithana, Kin Wai Ng and Adriana Iamnitchi
  4. Analysis and Prediction of Multilingual Controversy on Reddit
    Best Student Paper

    Philipp Koncar, Simon Walk and Denis Helic

  5. A Look into COVID-19 Vaccination Debate on Twitter
    Larissa Gomes, Julia Stancioli, Carlos Ferreira, Marisa Vasconcelos, Ana Paula Couto da Silva and Jussara Almeida

Paper Session 6: Data Sharing, Data Use and the Elusiveness of Privacy

Friday 25 June, 10:15 – 11:45

Session Chair: Luca Maria Aiello

  1. CCCC: Corralling Cookies into Categories with CookieMonster
    Xuehui Hu, Nishanth Sastry and Mainack Mondal
  2. AAA: Fair Evaluation for Abuse Detection Systems Wanted
    Agostina Calabrese, Michele Bevilacqua, Björn Ross, Rocco Tripodi and Roberto Navigli
  3. Wide-AdGraph: Detecting Ad Trackers with a Wide Dependency Chain Graph
    Best Student Paper Honourable Mention

    Amir Hossein Kargaran, Mohammad Sadegh Akhondzadeh, Mohammad Reza Heidarpour, Mohammad Hossein Manshaei, Kave Salamatian and Masoud Nejad Sattary

  4. Social acceptability of personal data utilization business according to data controllers and purposes
    Soichiro Morishita, Masanori Takano, Hideaki Takeda, Faiza Mahdaoui, Fumiaki Taka and Yuki Ogawa
  5. YouTubing at Home: Media Sharing Behavior Change as Proxy for Mobility Around COVID-19 Lockdowns
    Yelena Mejova and Nicolas Kourtellis

Paper Session 7: Web Tracking and Internet Accessibility

Friday 25 June, 12:30 – 14:00

Session Chair: Yelena Mejova

  1. Is this a click towards diversity? Explaining when and why users make diverse choices
    Felicia Loecherbach, Kasper Welbers, Judith Moeller, Damian Trilling and Wouter Van Atteveldt
  2. An Analysis of Web Tracking Domains in Mobile Applications
    Brian Krupp, Joshua Hadden and Malik Matthews
  3. Differential Tracking Across Topical Webpages of Indian News Media
    Yash Vekaria, Vibhor Agarwal, Pushkal Agarwal, Sangeeta Mahapatra, Sakthi Balan Muthiah, Nishanth Sastry and Nicolas Kourtellis
  4. A Bayesian Analysis of Collective Action and Internet Shutdowns in India between 2016 and 2019
    Michael Collyer and Joss Wright
  5. Understanding Internet Censorship in Europe: The Case of Spain
    Vasilis Ververis, Tatiana Ermakova, Marios Isaakidis, Simone Basso, Benjamin Fabian and Stefania Milan