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, an experienced fact-checker dedicated to verifying claims made by politicians and public figures, using publicly available or specifically requested data, facts and figures.
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, 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.
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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.
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.
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?
A network of experts monitoring online disinformation
Dedicated training programs
2 national centres for research around disinformation
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
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