My research explores the intersection between Artificial Intelligence and Communication from an argumentation studies approach. I investigate social and interactional meaning combining analyses grounded in linguistic theory with empirical validations through computational models. My current research focuses on i) identifying and countering media distortions by adopting and qualitative perspectives ii) leveraging critical thinking to foster digital activism and inform the design of new technologies. I am currently the Principal Investigator for the ‘Being Alone Together: Developing Fake News Immunity’ research project, one of the few in the field of communication and media nationally awarded by the UKRI covid open call. I am also Co-Investigator for the Liverpool COVID-SMART Pilot for the Department of Health and Social Care, as well as a member of the European COST Action CA (European Network for Argumentation and Public Policy Analysis).