Co-Inform aims at creating new tools and policy recommendations to help to fight the spread of misinformation and boosting users resilience in a simple way: by asking the users themselves.
Limiting or even stopping misinformation from spreading is a concern that is currently challenging social media platforms, media players and citizens in general. Distinguishing facts from fiction, though, is not always a deterministic task.
One month ahead of the elections to the European Parliament: are the EU and its member States able to ensure an informed pre-election campaign and ready to prevent the challenges of misinformation and propaganda on social media?
You are what you eat, as they say. Just as too much junk food can lead to obesity, an overload of junk information can lead to a lack of trust in democratic institutions. So how do we ensure that the information we consume on the Internet every day is accurate and from reliable sources?
Language is a flexible and dynamic tool for communication. And like any other tool, when misused, language can become a dangerous weapon.
Monitoring the dissemination of facts, and the creation of facts by each other in society is without a doubt crucial for the prevention of misinformation. However, we must also understand the human role in wanting to believe and spread misinformation: it is only natural to seek the affirmation of beliefs.
Misinformation, lies, falsehood and fabricated stories on Twitter are penetrating deeper, farther and faster than truth and accurate information.
On December 4th and 5th 2018, Co-Inform multidisciplinary Consortium gathered in Stockholm to track the progress of the project and to define a common methodology for the workshops taking place in early 2019.
Simply put, fact-checking is a form of critical, investigative inquiry. It includes a wide range of approaches and practices.
Co-Inform aims at complementing the EU’s strategy and going even a step further by looking for more inclusive solutions.
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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