Digital Society

400% increase in Twitter discussion of refugees and migrants after Aylan Kurdi image published

The Iconic Image on Social Media: A Rapid Research Reponse to the Death of Aylan Kurdi


Using innovative methodologies to explore what the digital world means to both individuals & society.

AI predicts outcomes of human rights trials

The judicial decisions of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) have been predicted to 79% accuracy using an artificial intelligence (AI) method developed by researchers in UCL, the University of Sheffield and the University of Pennsylvania.

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Digital society

In the spotlight: Digital Society Network

The Digital Society Network (DSN) is a loose network of researchers examining all aspects of digital-society relations.

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Paper of the month: Trust and credibility in online health information

What effect do online sources of health information have on our healthcare choices and decisions? Dr Laura Sbaffi investigates how users select and evaluate sources of online medical information.

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Online health