The challenges of researching news chatbots on messaging apps

By Samuel Danzon-Chambaud (DCU), Enric Moreu (DCU), and Giuliander Carpes (UPS) At a recent workshop, JOLT ESRs worked in teams to develop ideas for research projects. Here, three ESRs consider how to investigate the use of chatbots in news. To develop this research idea we combined our three areas of expertise: algorithms and news; machine […]

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Publishers are using messaging apps for news distribution at least since 2014. Why is their usage still experimental or secondary to other platforms?

By Giuliander Carpes da Silva, ESR at Université de Toulouse III Paul Sabatier Recently, WhatsApp became the second application in the world to reach 2 billion monthly users, only after its parent company Facebook. Messenger is not so far behind with 1.3 billion monthly users. Telegram is emerging as an important competitor with 400 million […]

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This project is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska Curie grant agreement No 765140