Depictions of Post-COVID-19 Futures in Russian International Media: Multimodal Viewpoint Analysis

OSGAs Dr Anna Wilson's new project contributes to the ongoing development of a novel, state-of-the-art methodology and new algorithms to detect and counter 21st-century information threats by focusing on the analysis of multimodal strategies used by media, which are rooted in manipulative use of the depictions of post COVID-19 futures and rely on integrations between speech and co-speech gesture. The project fuses—in a ground-breaking way—social science theory, area studies, cognitive and corpus linguistics, natural language processing (NLP), and computer vision (CV) to tackle the problem at scale, as applied to Russia.

The project is funded by UKRI, Strategic Priorities Fund, University of Oxford.

Principal Co-Investigators: Dr Anna WilsonDr Scot HaleProfessor Philip Torr

Researcher: Dr Pu Yan

Research Assistants: Mr Georgy Krasovitsky and Ms Irina Pavlova