Center for Informed Democracy & Social – Cybersecurity (IDeaS) Summer Conference
Event submitted on Tuesday, June 15th 2021, approved by Charles Villanueva ✓
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The IDeaS Summer Institute is a crash course on online information warfare and online extremism that helps participants develop advanced skills for the task. This institute is intended for post-secondary students, academics, and administrative employees who are interested in learning more about social-credential security, a nascent topic of study and policy.
Conference Event Summary
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The IDeaS Summer Institute is an intense, hands-on training camp that teaches participants about the theories, methods, and tools to identify and combat disinformation, hate speech, and extremism online. This institute is aimed at graduate students, faculty, and personnel from industry, education, and government who want to learn more about social cybersecurity, an emerging field of research and policy.
This is an in-depth workshop on the state-of-the-art in social-cybersecurity. Topics covered include: how social media is used to spread disinformation, hate speech, and extremism online, types of technologies used to identify, combat, or measure the impact of these influence campaigns, and how communities can be more resilient in the face of such campaigns. Sessions will include seminars and technology demonstrations. Additional material for those who want to learn several of the key tools will be available.