On the 11 of February the Co-Inform project presented its methods for designing its tools, the plugin and the dashboard at the conference “Online disinformation: an integrated view – #3 An integrated perspective”.
Misinformation is not a new issue, but it has been sounding alarm bells due to its steep growth in recent years. Due to the pace of news cycles combined with social media, the information bubbles misinformation creates has increasingly evolved into an ecosystem that thrives with influence from various societal effects.
During December 2020 and January 2021 we carried out a round of evaluations for the Co-Inform plugin which was developed to aid citizens’ information evaluation practices during their day-to-day encounters with information on Twitter.
The pandemic has concentrated the efforts of fact-checking organisations around the world. Read our interview with Giovanni Zagni, director of Pagella Politica.
To strengthen the work in supporting journalists in their everyday work, Co-Inform and SOMA are joining forces. We have integrated our tools, and we will also run a co-collaborative workshop where we test our tools with journalists.
Co-Inform joined forces with the European project Eunomia to run together the workshop “Challenging Misinformation: Exploring Limits and Approaches”, held at Social Informatics Conference 2020 (SocInfo2020) on Tuesday, October 6th, 2020.
We can summarise Co-inform’s core technical solution as a “decentralised, transparent and community-driven misinformation linking system”.
On July 16th the Cyprus University of Technology held a webinar on misinformation and why it spreads online.
As part of the annual summit of the International Fact-Checking Network, FactCheckNI hosted “Telling Stories with Data” at Global Fact 7, an online session that explored the use of data in news and information presented to the public.
How does our project, an EU-funded, academic, technology and policy research project, fit into the EC’s multi-faceted digital strategy?
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Co-inform project is co-funded by Horizon 2020 – the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020)
H2020-SC6-CO-CREATION-2016-2017 (CO-CREATION FOR GROWTH AND INCLUSION)
Type of action: RIA (Research and Innovation action)
Proposal number: 770302