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Echo Chambers and Post-Truth Campaigns

Investigating Online Bias

Heated online discussions about the Brexit Referendum and the recent Presidential Elections in the United States and Austria have shown the polarizing effect of social media, and the prevalence of filter bubbles and echo chambers in the global dialogue.

Web intelligence technologies are uniquely positioned to analyze such phenomena. We conclude an innovative year with the latest release "Leopard Gecko", which significantly extends the webLyzard platform's capabilities to analyze online bias - including enhanced trend charts, radar charts, and a new relation tracker module.

Relation Tracker

US Election 2016

Relation Tracker | Feature of the Month. Building on the latest results of the research projects PHEME (veracity detection) and InVID (video verification), the US Election 2016 Web Monitor shows how visual analytics tools can help to better understand bias in emerging online stories. The relation tracker, for example, reveals hidden associations between topics and opinion leaders (persons or organizations), and structures these associations by source, language, or sentiment.
BDVA Summit Presentation

Big Data Value

Presentation | BDVA Summit. webLyzard has recently joined the Big Data Value Association, the private counterpart to the EU Commission to implement the Big Data Value program. During the recent BDVA Summit in Valencia, the webLyzard platform was presented to over 350 attendees from industry, academia, and public administration. The major goal of the summit was to bring together key players in the development of the European big data ecosystem.

All the best for the upcoming holiday season, and have a great start of 2017.


New Release

Leopard Gecko

Media Coverage

derStandard (AT)
Die Presse (AT)


News vs. Social Media
Relation Tracker - "Politics"
Story Detection - "Election"
Word Tree - "Debate"


Jan 9-11
7th Annual Computing and Communication Conference
Las Vegas, USA

Jan 17-18
Big Data Networking Days
Public-Private Partnerships
Brussels, Belgium

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