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Who leads this effort?

 Following the European Commission Communication on tackling online disinformation, SOMA (Social Observatory for Disinformation and Social Media Analysis) has been launched to provide support to a European community that will jointly fight disinformation!

Athens Technology Center, a tech expert on fighting disinformation. ATC actively develops content verification tools, like Truly Media and TruthNest, thanks to research financed by the European Commission and funding from Google’s Digital News Initiative.

Pagella Politica

Pagella Politica, an experienced fact-checker dedicated to verifying claims made by politicians and public figures, using publicly available or specifically requested data, facts and figures.

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LUISS Guido Carli, an international research centre focusing on social media, data science and digital humanities. LUISS Data Lab will offer its unique expertise into enriching existing tools with more functionalities and algorithms.

Aarhus University

Aarhus University, an expert in big data collection and applied machine learning on social media data. Member of the High Level Expert Group on Fake News and Disinformation. Aarhus will contribute to the mapping of existing solutions on disinformation modelling.


T6 Ecosystems srl, a consulting and research SME with extensive experience in participating and co-ordinating national and international research and innovation projects. T6 will develop an impact assessment methodology to quantify and measure the impact of disinformation.

A variety of fact checking tools just for you!

We have partnered with other EU-funded projects to provide all the members of the Observatory with feature-rich tools to support your daily activities!

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EUNOMIA project will support you with an intermediary-free, decentralized platform to help determine the source of a piece of information, how this information has been modified and how likely it is to be trustworthy. This tool includes a blockchain-based infrastructure and a digital companion which uses AI to analyze content and context. Finally it will allow you to vote for the trustworthiness of social media posts.
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WeVerify project will provide you with a specialized verification plugin, enhanced image, video, and textual content verification tools, advanced social network analysis tools and with an intelligent verification companion (in the form of a chat bot).
PROVENANCE will provide you with an intermediary-free solution for digital content verification that gives greater control to users of social media and underpins the dynamics of social sharing in values of trust, openness and fair participation.
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SocialTruth will provide you with an open, democratic and distributed ecosystem that allows easy access to various verification services ensuring scalability, and establishing trust in a completely decentralized environment.

What are SOMA project expected results?

The Observatory
A network of experts monitoring online disinformation
Media Literacy
Dedicated training programs
2 national centres for research around disinformation
Impact assessment
A methodology to assess the impact of verification tools and media literacy strategies
Establishment of the Source Transparency Index (STI)
Roadmap for best practices in content verification


Stay Informed With Latest News From Our Blog

01 Jul: Town Hall Webinar: What is SOMA and what can it do for you?

We are very excited to announce that on July 8 and on July 10 at 11.00 CEST, we are organising a Town Hall webinar in order to help SOMA members understand the objectives of the network and its potential fields of activity.

12 Jun: Watch now online the Webinar “The Italian Infodemic: Lessons from fact-checking on Covid-19”

Hosted by Pagella Politica in collaboration with fellow SOMA network member, the International Republican Institute (IRI), the webinar was addressed to SOMA members and partners of IRI’s Beacon Project.

09 Jun: Is it true that Italy was the «first major European country» to adopt a contract-tracing app?

On June 1st, the Italian government released Immuni (meaning “immune”), the national contact-tracing application developed to track and halt the spread of the new coronavirus.

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