Walter Quattrociocchi is currently heading the Laboratory of Computational Social Science at IMT Lucca. His research interests include dynamic networks, cognitive science, graph algorithms, dynamic processes on complex networks.
Recently, his research has focused on the information and misinformation diffusion, and the emergence of collective narratives in online social media as well as their relation with the evolution of opinions. He collected more than 50 papers on peer reviewed conferences and journals. His results on misinformation spreading served to inform the Global Risk Report of the World Economic Forum and have been intensively covered by the media (Washington Posts, New Scientist, Bloomberg, Salon, Poynter, NYT).
For a summary of his findings on misinformation see:
How does misinformation spread online? World Economic Forum Agenda https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/01/q-a-walter-quattrociocchi-digital...