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MISDOOM 2020 (cancelled)

maandag 20 april 2020 - woensdag 22 april 2020
Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands. Details to be announced.

Fake news, social bots, disinformation, filter bubbles, virality, deep fakes & more!

MISDOOM is a multidisciplinary international symposium that brings together researchers and practitioners from communication science, media studies, computer science, data science, as well as journalists and online media professionals to discuss current topics, technical advances and societal challenges in the area of online media. The symposium has a strong multidisciplinary character and aims to cater to the habits of different disciplines.

Invited talks

The MISDOOM symposium traditionally features invited speakers from both academia and journalism. 

Edda Humprecht (University of Zürich)

Edda Humprecht is a Senior Research and Teaching Associate in the Department of Mass Communication and Media Research at the University of Zurich. In her research, she focuses on the content, use and effects of political communication, in particular, social media and digital media. Currently, she leads a project on online disinformation in comparative perspective.


Coen van de Ven (De Groene Amsterdammer, Amsterdam)

Coen van de Ven is a journalist at De Groene Amsterdammer, one of the larger quality newspapers in the Netherlands, where he wrote, among other things, about misinformation, fake news and alt right. He is furthermore a board member of the Dutch investigative journalism association.

Program outline

The total duration of the symposium is three days, from Monday, April 20, 2020, until Wednesday, April 22, 2020. We aim for a weekend-friendly start on Monday afternoon, allowing delegates to travel to Leiden on Monday morning. The program outline is as follows:

  • Monday, April 20: symposium opening, invited talk, contributed sessions and welcome reception
  • Tuesday, April 21: invited talk, contributed sessions and symposium dinner
  • Wednesday, April 22: invited talk, contributed sessions and symposium closing

The submission deadline for MISDOOM 2020 is February 1, 2020.

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