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Co-inform combatting disinformation event 29-30 September 2021

We invite you to join the online event for a first-hand experience on the tools and the results of Co-Inform that will take place September 29th-30th!

Co-Inform, an EU-funded H2020 project, is the creation of top universities and SMEs from 7 European countries. The objective of this project was to create tools that will foster critical thinking and digital literacy for a better-informed society. These tools were designed and tested with policymakers, journalists, and citizens in 3 different EU countries.
Following our main event, you are invited to also join the 55th ICA Conference themed: The New Normal: ” A radical leap to digital,one giant step for digital society” during which Co-Inform will share the project’s best practices.
Be sure to register for both events! 

Agenda

Wednesday, September 29 (all times CET, Rome, Berlin, Stockholm, Johannesburg)

09.00 – 09.10  “Welcome and overall background to Co-Inform”.

Mattias Svahn | Head of Research Head of Research egovlab The Centre for Excellence in e‑Governance Studies at Stockholm University.

09.10 – 09.35  “Co-creating anti-disinformation tools “

  • Mattias Svahn | Head of Research egovlab The Centre for Excellence in e‑Governance Studies at Stockholm University.
  • Eleni Kyza | Associate Professor in Information Society | Cyprus University of Technology | Communication and Internet Studies | President: European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EmiRLI)  

09.35 – 10.00  “Introduction to and demo of the Co-inform browser plug-in;

  • Aleix Amill | Scytl Election Technologies

10.00 – 10.25 Report on the evaluation of the Co-Inform browser plugin”

  • Eleni Kyza | Associate Professor in Information Society | Cyprus University of Technology | Communication and Internet Studies | President: European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EmiRLI) 
  • Christiana Varda Founder & CEO at Media What, PhD Candidate | Cyprus University of Technology | Communication and Internet Studies |

 

10.25 – 10.40 BREAK – 15 minutes

10.40 – 11.10  “Introduction to and demo of the Co-inform dashboard; how to crowdsource for accurate misinformation detection”

  • José-Maria, Gomez Perez Director, Language Technology Research |ai

11.10 – 11.35 “Report on the evaluation of the Co-Inform dashboard with journalists and policymakers”

  • Eleni Kyza | Associate Professor in Information Society | Cyprus University of Technology | Communication and Internet Studies | President: European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EmiRLI) 
  • Christiana Varda Founder & CEO at Media What, PhD Candidate | Cyprus University of Technology | Communication and Internet Studies |

11.35 – 12.00 “Introduction to and demo of the Co-inform tool Misinfo.me

  • Harith Alani | Professor at Knowledge Media Institute | Open University London

 

Thursday, September 30  (all times CET, Rome, Berlin, Stockholm, Johannesburg)

09.00 – 09.10 “Introduction to the second day”

Mattias Svahn | Head of Research Head of Research egovlab The Centre for Excellence in e‑Governance Studies at Stockholm University.

 

09.10 – 09.35 “Demo of the Co-inform Twitter Bot + some discussion on future directions for combating misinformation on social media based on Co-inform experiences;” 

  • Harith Alani | Professor at Knowledge Media Institute | Open University London

 

09.30 – 09.55 Policy suggestions from Co-inform, – a fact checkers perspective + some discussion on future directions for combating misinformation on social media based on Co-inform experiences”;

  • Allan Leonard | Co-founder and editor FactCheckNI 
  • Orna Young | Executive Director & Co-Founder at FactCheckNI

 

09.55 – 10.20 Combating the spread of disinformation while embracing the need for radical algorithmic transparency  – Lessons learned from Co-inform with Policy recommendations for the covid19 era

  • Evika Karamagioli Scientific Associate | University of Athens, Greece

 

 10.20 – 11.05    “Policy implications for media & information literacy to counter misinformation on social media based on Co-inform experiences; 

  • Eleni Kyza | Associate Professor in Information Society | Cyprus University of Technology | Communication and Internet Studies | President: European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EmiRLI) 
  • Christiana Varda Founder & CEO at Media What, PhD Candidate | Cyprus University of Technology | Communication and Internet Studies |

 

11.05 – 11.25  (20 minutes presentation 5 minutes Q&A)  “Pathway to a Human Values Based Approach to Tackle Misinformation, with some discussion on future directions for combating misinformation on social media, based on Co-inform experiences”.

  • Traci Farell |  Research Associate at The Open University London
  • Lara Piccollo |   Research Fellow at The Open University
Co-inform & ICA event 29-30 September 2021

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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

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