Paper at DhD 2023

March 10, 2023

We are presenting a paper with first results from FakeNarratives at Digital Humanities im deutschsprachigen Raum (DhD) 2023 which takes place from March 13-17.

Tseng, C.-I., Liebl, B., Burghardt, M., & Bateman, J. A. (2023). FakeNarratives - First Forays in Understanding Narratives of Disinformation in Public and Alternative News Videos. 9. Tagung des Verbands Digital Humanities im deutschsprachigen Raum, DHd 2023, Belval, Luxembourg and Trier, Germany, March 13 - 17, 2023, 138.

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In this paper we present first results from an ongoing BMBF project on FakeNarratives. In the project we investigate a socially significant class of audiovisual artifacts: TV news. We address the research hypothesis that news of this kind increasingly employs strategies of audiovisual narrative that may undercut, undermine or construct ideological positions and evaluations of news content independently of what may be simply stated, for example, in accompanying spoken text. We present first results from a comparison of Bild TV and Tagesschau and also introduce a first prototype vor the visualization and analysis of news videos.

Presentation on Zoetrope at Leipzig Digital Lab Method Talks

December 05, 2022

Tweet from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

February 12, 2022

In a recent video produced by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) about Fake News, Prof. Dr. Manuel Burghardt from the University of Leipzig explains the challenges of tackling misinformation in news videos and the motivation behind our FakeNarratives project.

Project Meeting

February 01, 2022

The first project meeting took place virtually on February 1, 2022. We discussed details for the individual work packages. Specifically, we identified the first steps to collect news datasets that contain videos from public broadcasting channels (e.g., Tagesschau) and alternative channels (e.g., from YouTube).

Kickoff Meeting FakeNarratives