What is Propaganda?

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The Institute for Propaganda Analysis in 1938 defined propaganda as: “The expression of an opinion or an action by individuals or groups deliberately designed to influence the opinions or the actions of other individuals or groups with reference to predetermined ends”. – Institute for Propaganda Analysis The point of view, highlights, and storytelling expressed in […]

Hack News Datathon Mentors’ Guidelines – Propaganda Detection

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In this article, the mentors give some preliminary guidelines, advice, and suggestions to the participants for the Hack the News Datathon case. Every mentor should write their name and chat name at the beginning of their texts so that there are no mix-ups with the other mentors. Introduction to NLP Natural Language Processing (NLP) is […]

Hack the News Datathon Case – Propaganda Detection

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1. Business Problem Formulation The current political landscape is shaped by extreme polarization of opinions and by the proliferation of fake news. For example, a recent study published in Science has found that rumors and fake news tend to spread six times faster than truthful information. This situation both damages the reputation of respectable news outlets and […]