Co-Inform showcased at the Nordic network Conference on Online disinformation

AuthorsMattias Svahn, eGovlab, Stockholm University

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”.

It was the third event organised by the NORDIS network on online disinformation, following the meetings in Aarhus and Oslo. The objective of the event was to provide a cross-disciplinary picture of academic research on disinformation in the Nordics, to relate it to non-academic perspectives and to foster collaboration.

 It brought together researchers from around the world, for the study of online disinformation and its effects on civil and democratic processes using a multi- and inter-disciplinary lens.

The event, which was hosted by Uppsala University took place on February 11 of 2021 in Zoom had attracted proposals from countries from all continents, and was well attended and had three tracks on the topics of “detection technologies”, “the ecosystem” and “technology in practice”.

 Co-Inform member, Mattias Svahn, gave a presentation titled “A Value driven approach to misinformation in social media”: It presented findings from the first and second Co-Inform co-creation workshop with a focus on how the methods used in the workshops gave citizens journalists and policymakers a chance  to impact the design of Co-inform’s tools.

 Other presentations in the session discussed e.g. detecting automatically generated content in an information operations context, fake news detection based on linguistic cues, and how public service media can assess and counter disinformation.

For more information on this event you can visit the Nordis website:

Read the full paper: ‘A value-driven approach to addressing misinformation in social media’

Co-Inform’s mission is to foster critical thinking and digital literacy. 

Academic surveys have shown that online misinformation is becoming more difficult to identify. Online misinformation has the potential to deceive even readers with strong literacy skills. Our goal is to provide citizens, journalists, and policymakers with tools to spot ‘fake news’ online, understand how they spread, and obtain access to verified information.

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Co-Inform Copyright 2021

Co-inform project is co-funded by Horizon 2020 – the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020)
Type of action: RIA (Research and Innovation action)
Proposal number: 770302

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