For JournalistsAim to provide an impartial validation of misinformation and to inform the public, governments, and policymakers
The last decade has seen the emergence of over 100 independent fact-checking groups and organisations around the world aiming to provide an impartial validation of misinformation to the public via fact-checking.
Their efforts are nevertheless hindered by the high volume of misinformation generated online and lack of tools and strategies for infiltrating social media echo-chambers in order to reach citizens that are mostly in need of corrective information.
These groups and organisations aim to provide an impartial validation of misinformation and to inform the public, governments, and policymakers. Although the work of fact checkers is valuable in correcting misinformation, they are faced with a number of complex challenges which severely limit their ability to change existing misperceptions. For example, fact checking endeavours are often unable to keep up with the high volume of misinformation generated online.
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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