L’UIR Web Science citée dans deux articles

Les travaux des chercheurs de l’UIR Web Science ont été cités dans deux articles :

Par Boltanski C. : “Syrie. Dans la tete de Bachar Al-Assad” – Le Nouvel Observateur, 06/09/2013.

« Fausses vidéos postées sur YouTube, ouverture de comptes factices sur Facebook ou Twitter, détournement de codes d’accès, achat de mots-clés pour être mieux référencé sur Google. “Pour les contestataires, le web s’est transformé en un immense piège”, écrivent Stéphane Bazan et Christophe Varin, deux chercheurs français (1) » (1) “le Web à l’épreuve de la ‘cyberguerre en Syrie’”, revue Etudes décembre 2012.

Par Huw C Davies: “New Sociological Approach to Big Data” – The Society Page, 26/09/2013.

“A colleague from the Interdisciplinary Research Unit in Web Science Lebanon, Stéphane Bazan, helped illustrate this final point. He said if you want to learn anything about Lebanese communication networks from Twitter you have to know that, despite deeply identifying with their country, 3 out of 4 Lebanese live and work abroad. Moreover, Lebanese political affiliation is determined by religious loyalties; jobs from president to police officer are distributed according to religion.  Lebanese, he said, “think and react according to religion”. A study into how and why information is spread in this context would need to exploit all forms of available data to account for how complex systems of power and patronage within 18 religious communities could be represented in seemingly innocuous acts such as re-tweeting. It’s a sobering thought that users, in this context, may disappear from emergent networks after being arrested.”

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