Online conference – #Webimmunization. How can online social networks create collective resilience against misinformation?

Time: 8.30 – 15.35 LIST OF SPEAKERS & TOPICS


The international conference “#Webimmunization. How can online social networks create collective resilience against misinformation?” is organized jointly by the research team of the #Webimmunization project and the Kościuszko Institute. The purpose of the event is to raise awareness about the risks arising from online misinformation

This is the first conference organized as part of the #Webimmunization research project which received funding from the EEA Financial Mechanism 2014-2021 through the National Science Center call IdeaLab (project number: 2019/35/J/HS6/03498).

The event is held under the patronage of the Vice-Rector of the Jagiellonian University for Medical College (Cracow, Poland), Prof. dr. hab. Tomasz Grodzicki and the Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences JUMC, Prof. UJ, dr. hab. Piotr Pierzchalski.

All conference sessions will be streamed via the platform and on this website. You can register on the platform (free of charge). Registered participants will have the opportunity to ask questions to the speakers. The conference will be recorded and then made available on the event’s website.

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08.30 – 08.40  Introduction



08.40 – 09.10  Welcoming remarks

  • Prof. dr. hab. Marek SANAK, Jagiellonian University Rector’s Plenipotentiary for Science and Development in the Medical College
  • Dr hab. Marcin WALIGÓRA, prof. UJ, Vice Dean for Scientific Development, Faculty of Health Science, JUMC
  • Prof. dr hab. Jan HARTMAN, Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Bioethics, JUMC

Moderator: Dr. Jan PIASECKI (JUMC)


09.10 – 10.10  PANEL 1: Machine learning: deep fakes, GPT3 (EN)

  • Dr. Łukasz KOBYLIŃSKI (Institute of Computer Science, PAS)
    “Am I talking to a human? State of the art in natural language processing in 2020”
  • Jan MIZGAJSKI (Poznan University of Technology)
    “Trauma, recovery, immunity: complex systems perspective and the role of artificial intelligence”

Moderator: Prof. Mikołaj MORZY (Poznan University of Technology)


10.15 – 11.15  PANEL 2 – Credibility on the web: checking, inculcating and self-organizing trusted sources of information (EN)

  • Prof. Adam WIERZBICKI (Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology) 
    “Truth, Post-truth and Credibility”
  • Viktoras DAUKŠAS (

Moderator: Kamil MIKULSKI (Kosciuszko Institute)


11.20 – 12.20  PANEL 3 – The psychology of believing in disinformation (EN)

  • Prof. Romuald POLCZYK (Jagiellonian University)
    “How can we induce resistance to misinformation in the context of witness testimony?”
  • Aleksander GUNDERSEN (University of Oslo)
    “The psychology of accepting and sharing misinformation”

Moderator: Prof. Jonas KUNST (University of Oslo)


12.20 – 13.00 Lunch break


13.00 – 14.30  PANEL 4 – Affected groups: the perspective of groups under stress (EN)

  • Dr hab. Maciej PILECKI (Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry JUMC)
    “COVID-19. In the seek of facts.”
  • Dr Katarzyna BĄKOWICZ (SWPS & University of Social Sciences)
    “Fake news – real consequences. The Blue Whale Game study.”
  • Dr Klaudia ROSIŃSKA (Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University)
    “Analysis of individual susceptibility of social media users to fake news: Polish perspective.”

Moderator: Dr hab. Rafał RYGUŁA (Maj Institute of Pharmacology PAS)


14.35 – 15.35  PANEL 5 – Dezinformacja i demokracja (PL) – not interpreted into English

    “Edukacja obywatelska w czasach dezinformacji”
  • Łukasz KRÓL (Kolegium Europejskie w Natolinie)
    “Jak funkcjonują algorytmy, które rekomendują nam treści na platformach społecznościowych i w jaki sposób mogą one rekomendować treści fałszywe, radykalne, lub teorie spiskowe”
    “Dezinformacja. Definicje, mechanizmy działania i wielkie pytania.”

Moderator: Dr. Jan PIASECKI (JUMC)

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