ZOLLO Fabiana

Qualifica Ricercatrice
Telefono 041 234 8415
E-mail fabiana.zollo@unive.it
Sito web www.unive.it/persone/fabiana.zollo (scheda personale)
Struttura Dipartimento di Scienze Ambientali, Informatica e Statistica
Sito web struttura: https://www.unive.it/dais
Sede: Campus scientifico via Torino
Research Institute Research Institute for Complexity

I am an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Environmental Sciences, Informatics and Statistics and Research Fellow in the Center for the Humanities & Social Change at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. My research investigates information spreading on online social media, with a special focus on the dynamics of polarization and intolerance, and the evolution of collective narratives. I collected several papers on the topic, both with national and International co-authors. Our results have been included in the Global Risk Report 2017 of the World Economic Forum, widely covered by the media (among the others: The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Economist, Bloomberg View, The Guardian, Phys.org, El Pais) and disseminated internationally (Le Scienze, Pour La Science, Spektrum, Scientific American, Investigatión y Ciencia).

  1. Principal Investigator of H2020 EU project QUEST "Quality and Effectiveness in Science and Technology Communication", Grant Agreement ID: 824634, 2019-2021
  2. Principal Investigator of EU REC project IMSyPP "Innovative Monitoring Systems and Prevention Policies of Online Hate Speech", 2020-2022
  3. Investigator of the project "Overcoming Polarisation and Misinformation around Migration in Italy" in collaboration with London School of Economics (LSE) and Corriere della Sera, 2017-2019. The final report is available here: http://www.lse.ac.uk/iga/research-and-publications/Journalism-in-an-age-of-populism-and-polarisation

·   Member of the Faculty Board, Ca' Foscari International College, 10/2019 ->
·   Member of the Doctoral Committee (Informatics), Dept. of Environmental Sciences, Informatics and Statistics,  10/2019 ->

·   External expert at European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) in Working Group “COM - Social Research Methods and Advice”, 07/2019 ->
·   External consultant to the project PICS “Picturing the Communication of Science” coordinated by FRAME – Divagazioni scientifiche with the support of Compagnia di San Paolo, 01/2019 ->
·    Editorial Board Member, PLoS ONE, 2019 -> 
·    Program Committee Member, ICCSA 2018, 04/2018 – 07/2018
·    Poster Co-Chair, CRITIS 2017, 10/2017
·    Referee/Reviewer: PLoS ONE, Nature Scientific Reports, Social Networks, Computers in Human Behavior, Neurocomputing, Social Media + Society, Online Social Networks and Media, ICCSA 2018, ICCIDE 2017

1. Zollo, F. (2019). Dealing with digital misinformation: A polarised context of narratives and tribes. EFSA Journal, 17, e170720.
2. Smith, A., Parrino, L., Vrbos, D., Nicolini, G., Bucchi, M., Carr, M., Chen, J., Dendler, L., Krishnaswamy, K., Lecchini, D., Löfstedt, R., Patel, M., Reisch, L., Verloo, D., Vos, E., Zollo, F., & Gallani, B. (2019). Communicating to and engaging with the public in regulatory science. EFSA Journal, 17, e170717.
3. Zollo, F. (2019). Polarization of the online public debate. ISPI. Available at www.ispionline.it.
4. Zollo, F., & Quattrociocchi, W. (2019). Anatomia del dibattito pubblico sui social. In GNOSIS Rivista italiana di intelligence, Vol. 1/2019. Agenzia informazioni e sicurezza interna.
5. Zollo, F., & Quattrociocchi, W. (2018). Social dynamics in the age of credulity: The misinformation risk and its fallout. Digital Dominance. The Power of Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Apple, Martin Moore and Damian Tambini (Eds.). Oxford University Press, Oxford.
6. Zollo, F., & Quattrociocchi, W. (2018). Misinformation spreading on Facebook. In Complex Spreading Phenomena in Social Systems (pp. 177-196). Springer, Cham.

29/01/2020 Winter Workshop on Complex Systems, Charmey, Switzerland
28/01/2020 Workshop on Wonder Women in Computer Science, Dept. of Mathematics, University of Padua, Italy
11/12/2019 Workshop on Post-Truth, Dept. of Philosophy and Communication Studies, University of Bologna, Italy
09-10/12/2019 European Trade Union Confederation Training on the Topic of Fake News, Ghent, Belgium
22/10/2019 EFSA Communication Experts Network (CEN) Meeting, Berlin, Germany
15/10/2019 WFSJ European Immunization Training Workshop, Geneva, Switzerland
12/10/2019 Pandora Rivista Festival, Bologna, Italy
28/09/2019 Trieste NEXT, Trieste, Italy
11/09/2019 Machine Learning and Security PhD School, University of Padua, Italy
27/06/2019 Academic Roundtable at Binario f from Facebook, Roma, Italy
14/05/2019 OBC Transeuropa Policy Workshop, Roma, Italy
13/03/2019 Corso UNAMSI “Fake news e alimentazione”, Milano, Italy
24/01/2019 NetSlo Conference, Ljubljana, Slovenia
24/09/2018 EFSA Conference, Parma, Italy
18/04/2018 Indiscienza, Collegio Ghislieri, Pavia, Italy
14/02/2018 Workshop on Crisis Communication and Social Media, UIC, Paris, France
29/11/2017 Biblioteca Cantonale di Locarno, Locarno Switzerland
19/11/2017 TEDx Bari, Bari, Italy
27/07/2017 LogicLounge @CAV 2017, Heidelberg, Germany
26/05/2017 Ordine dei Giornalisti - Consiglio Regionale dell’Umbria, Perugia, Italy
22/05/2017 Ordine dei Giornalisti del Veneto, Venezia, Italy
17/03/2017 Brain Awareness Week @SISSA, Trieste, Italy
29/11/2016 Wissenswerte, Bremen, Germany
08/10/2016 Festival delle Comunità del Cambiamento, Milano, Italy
07/04/2016 International Journalism Festival, Perugia, Italy