Course Features

Language English
Hours 12
Type Synchronous lessons


This class provides an overview of online social dynamics and information consumption patterns. Concepts such as echo chambers, (group) polarisation, selective exposure, and hate speech will be explored and discussed.

Moreover, the class investigates how data-driven insights can be used to design effective strategies to promote quality and effective science communication and counter misinformation.


Fabiana Zollo is an assistant professor at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice.

Her research investigates information and misinformation spreading, social dynamics, and the emergence of collective narratives online. Her results have been published on renowned international journals, widely covered by national and international media, and largely disseminated.

Since 2019, she is serving as an External Expert to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). In 2020, she has joined the Task Force “Data Science” at AGCOM, the Italian Communications Regulatory Authority

Follow Fabiana on Twitter: @zollofab