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D2.1 Evaluating Safe space solutions including data management and processing setups 1st sectionComing soon
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D2.4 Evaluating Distributed scalable information cascade analysis 4th sectionComing soon
D3.1 Social media Observatory GuideDownload
D3.2 Algorithms of Data Intelligence, Complex Network Analysis, Artificial Intelligence for the Observatory AI DrivenComing soon
D3.3 Data Intelligence toolkit descriptionComing soon
D3.4 Data Intelligence toolkit v1Coming soon
D3.5 Data Intelligence toolkit v2Coming soon
D4.1 EU Platform for Social Media InnovatorsComing soon
D4.2 Report on the centers for excellence studies on online disinformationComing soon
D4.3 Media Literacy Workshop Series & ReportsComing soon
D4.4 Media Literacy Public ActivitiesComing soon
D5.1 SOMA impact assessment methodologyComing soon
D5.2 Impact assessment resultsComing soon
D5.3 The measure of online disinformationComing soon
D6.1 Project websiteDownload
D6.4 Dissemination report V2Coming soon
D6.5 Final sustainability planComing soon
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Publications

Publications 
Press Release #1 The SOMA Project kicks off in AthensDownload
SOMA Newsletter - #1 issue - Jan 2019Read Online

Training

Training 
Eurostat webinar (March 25-27th, 2019)View now

Policy Documents

Policy Documents
News about Fake news
Towards European Media Sovereignty - An Industrial Media Strategy to leverage Data, Algorithms and Artificial Intelligence
Action Plan against Disinformation
Code of Practice on Disinformation
The digital transformation of news media and the rise of disinformation and fake news
Truth, the media and the public sphere
Factsheet: Action Plan against Disinformation
Russia's information war: Propaganda or counter-propaganda?
Foreign influence operations in the EU
The legal framework to address “fake news”: possible policy actions at the EU level
European Parliament resolution of 23 November 2016 on EU strategic communication to counteract propaganda against it by third parties (2016/2030(INI))
European Commission : CORDIS : Projects and Results : A step closer in tackling online rumours and fake news
Communication on Tackling Illegal Content Online - Towards an enhanced responsibility of online platforms
Online disinformation and the EU’s response
French Law on measures to combat the spread of fake news
Final report of the High Level Expert Group on Fake News and Online Disinformation
Summary report of the public consultation on fake news and online disinformation
First findings of the Eurobarometer on fake news and online disinformation
Council of Europe. (2017). Information disorder: toward an interdisciplinary framework for research and policy making
Eurasian States in Transition research center. (2018). Disinformation resilience in central and Eastern Europe
European Commission. (2018). Action Plan against disinformation
European Parliament. (2017). Disinformation, fake news and the EU’s response
European Parliament. (2017). How to spot when news is fake
European Parliament. (2018). The legal framework to address “fake news”: possibly policy actions at the EU level
High Level Working Group. (2018). A multi-dimensional approach to disinformation
Huff, M. (2018). Joint Declaration on Freedom of Expression and “Fake News,” Disinformation, and Propaganda. Secrecy and Society, 1(2), 7.
OECD. (2017). Trust and public Policy
UNESCO. (2018). Journalism, Fake News and Disinformation
Online Harms White Paper
ETHICS GUIDELINES FOR TRUSTWORTHY AI
Building Trust in Human-Centric Artificial Intelligence
A guide to anti-misinformation actions around the world

News

News 
May 7, 2019The law guaranteeing the digital communication of citizens with the state has the support of the Government
May 7, 2019France among the countries where most cyberattacks originate
May 07, 2019European elections at risk of cyberattacks, NATO alerts and EU emergency response teams
May 6, 2019Disinformation and hate speech: YouTube's problem is that it does not eliminate harmful content
May 6, 2019Facebook 'labels' posts by hand, posing privacy questions
May 6, 2019Heil: Limiting the power of digital corporations
May 6, 2019European elections: Facebook wants to fight fake news with a crisis cell
May 6, 2019Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg meets Macron on Friday at the Elysée
May 6, 2019Twitter justifies blocking on the basis of false information about elections
May 5, 2019Facebook opens 40-person EU election monitoring effort in Dublin
May 2, 2019In the fight against fake news, YouTube tends to "keep content up to date"
May 2, 2019Starting today, victims of cyberattacks may announce cyber security incidents to 1911 / Project value - one million
Apr 04, 2019Social media bosses including Mark Zuckerberg could be personally hit with huge fines for harmful content hosted on their sites, leaked UK legal plans reveal
Apr 04, 2019Zuckerberg triggers irritation in Brussels
Apr 04, 2019https://www.poynter.org/fact-checking/2019/misinformation-is-inciting-violence-around-the-world-and-tech-platforms-dont-have-a-plan-to-stop-it/
Apr 04, 2019 Another data leak on Facebook: Companies store data and passwords freely accessible
Apr 04, 2019Once again massive data breach on Facebook
Apr 04, 2019Unprotected data from Facebook users
Apr 04, 2019Facebook removes exposed user records stored on Amazon's servers
Apr 04, 2019Force tech giants to share data rather than break them up: academics
Apr 04, 2019Changes to EU antitrust enforcement on Big Tech urged
Apr 04, 2019Internet giants should share data - but not crush it
Apr 04, 2019Fear of election manipulation, the EU is depicted as absurd in Russian propaganda
Apr 04, 2019Zuckerberg adds Irish politicians to his WhatsApp group chat
Apr 04, 2019Twitter tweaks policy to unblock French voting awareness campaign
Apr 04, 2019Finally, Twitter authorises a campaign by the French Government on the Europeans
Apr 04, 2019European elections: Twitter finally authorises French Government campaign
Apr 03, 2019 ‘Regulation will not solve Facebook’s problems,’ Commission says
Apr 03, 2019MPs form data privacy taskforce to keep pressure on big tech
Apr 03, 2019Facebook Brexit ads secretly run by staff of Lynton Crosby firm
Apr 03, 2019Google pulls grant to Hungarian publisher over fake news allegations
Apr 03, 2019Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook cannot guarantee the lack of interference in the EU elections in May
Apr 02, 2019YouTube Executives Ignored Warnings, Letting Toxic Videos Run Rampant
Apr 02, 2019YouTube tightens restrictions on channel of UK far right activist
Apr 02, 2019https://www.ecpmf.eu/news/ecpmf/open-letter-to-slovakias-president-elect-caputova
Apr 02, 2019UK watchdog to Zuckerberg: Think again about appealing privacy fine
Apr 02, 2019UK calls on Facebook to drop appeal of data protection fine
Apr 02, 2019Europe’s populists are flooding social media, research shows
Apr 02, 2019Facebook will work with governments to bring in new policies to regulate social media, Mark Zuckerberg tells Irish ministers during visit to his European HQ in the country
Apr 02, 2019Fake news law: Twitter blocks government campaign
Apr 02, 2019European Parliament elections under Russia's sign and disinformation
Apr 02, 2019Twitter blocks government campaign in the name of the law against false news
Apr 01, 2019https://infolit.org.uk/media-literacy-versus-fake-news-a-bournemouth-university-workshop/
Apr 01, 2019UK to Zuckerberg: Show us you're sincere about regulation
Apr 01, 2019Google AI Ethics Council Is Falling Apart After a Week
Mar 31, 2019 PP boosts its social networking activity with "personalized" messages to reach more people
Mar 30, 2019 Facebook vows to prevent meddling in European elections
Mar 29, 2019The Parliament discusses the limit between freedom of expression and misinformation
Mar 29, 2019 Facebook begins new EU political ads rules
Mar 29, 2019 Facebook rules on political advertising criticised by EU parties
Mar 29, 2019 Facebook says political ads fix brings ‘unprecedented levels of accountability’
Mar 29, 2019 Facebook tightens paid ads rules ahead of EU elections
Mar 29, 2019 John McGee: 'It's time to redefine media literacy skills and include digital'
Mar 28, 2019Luxembourg's media literacy initiative
Mar 28, 2019Facebook Announces New Ban on White Nationalist Discussion on its Platforms
Mar 28, 2019Facebook challenges Belgian tracking ban
Mar 28, 2019Facebook charged with housing discrimination in targeted ads
Mar 28, 2019Facebook charged with housing discrimination in targeted ads
Mar 28, 2019Facebook tightens up rules for political advertisers
Mar 28, 2019UK government targets Facebook users across EU with Brexit ads
Mar 27, 2019Former Facebook exec: ‘Zuckerberg is sitting on more data about what people want to do online than anyone else in the world’
Mar 27, 2019A Way to Detect the Next Russian Misinformation Campaign
Mar 27, 2019News literacy initiatives promote critical thinking and understanding
Mar 26, 2019Code of practice against disinformation: Commission takes note of the progress made by online platforms and urges them to step up their efforts
Mar 26, 2019A proposed law could require you to provide your identity in order to register online
Mar 26, 2019Facebook takes down thousands of pages, groups, and accounts in fake news war
Mar 25, 2019Europe intensifies its fight against false news
Mar 25, 2019Defence considers "foreign power" attacked its computer network
Mar 25, 2019Russians attack EP election - Hungary is no exception
Mar 25, 2019The cyberthreat has become a part of everyday life
Mar 24, 2019The Internet’s Endless Appetite for Death Video
Mar 24, 2019Artificial intelligence: companies agree on ethical values
Mar 24, 2019How to Teach Students Historical Inquiry Through Media Literacy And Critical Thinking
Mar 23, 20194 ways social media platforms can stop hateful content after terror attacks
Mar 22, 2019Massive criticism of Facebook for new data breach
Mar 22, 2019German minister on Facebook password glitch: Didn't expect such frightening unprofessionalism
Mar 22, 2019How Twitter's algorithm is amplifying extreme political rhetoric
Mar 22, 2019EU declares "war" on disinformation for upcoming elections
Mar 22, 2019Truth and authentication; the frightening world of video fakes
Mar 21, 2019Facebook acknowledges concerns over Cambridge Analytica emerged earlier than reported
Mar 21, 2019Facebook Says Users' Passwords Were Visible to Employees
Mar 21, 2019Commissioner Vera Jourová: "I deleted myself from Facebook"
Mar 21, 2019Facebook stored hundreds of millions of passwords unprotected
Mar 21, 2019Facebook admits to storing unencrypted user passwords on internal servers
Mar 21, 2019Facebook: Hundreds of millions of passwords were visible to employees
Mar 21, 2019Facebook stored millions of passwords unencrypted on internal servers
Mar 21, 2019Facebook: We stored hundreds of millions of your passwords in plain text
Mar 21, 2019Facebook saved millions of passwords in plain text
Mar 21, 2019Facebook reviews live stream policy after Christchurch attack
Mar 21, 2019Facebook promises AI to detect terrorist videos
Mar 21, 2019When Ireland did Facebook’s work on e-privacy
Mar 21, 2019Instagram Is the Internet’s New Home for Hate
Mar 21, 2019Online ad money pool gets shallower for those outside the duopoly
Mar 21, 2019US Advertisers Still Eager to Target at Scale with Duopoly
Mar 21, 2019EU Renews Calls to Facebook, Twitter to Fight Fake News
Mar 21, 2019Brussels calls on platforms to act against false accounts
Mar 21, 2019The European Media Literacy Week & What The EU Is Doing To Secure Fair Democratic Processes
Mar 21, 2019Google, Facebook and Twitter launch new tools thinking about elections
Mar 21, 2019The European Media Literacy Week & What The EU Is Doing To Secure Fair Democratic Processes
Mar 21, 2019Public urged to be smarter in recognising fake news
Mar 20, 2019Media literacy classes at school are offered by Mariya Gabriel
Mar 20, 2019Apple backs news literacy programs in US and Italy
Mar 20, 2019Google, Facebook and Twitter launch new tools to think about the elections
Mar 20, 2019EU leaders to warn of cyber, fake news threat to May elections
Mar 20, 2019Instagram just took advantage of Amazon’s biggest weakness
Mar 20, 20192019 European elections, because the Brussels war on fake news seems to be lost from the start
Mar 20, 2019Europeans: EU stripes social media 'do more against fake news'
Mar 20, 2019EU elections. Between social networks and Russian threats, Europe is preparing for the battle against fake news
Mar 20, 2019Mariya Gabriel: We report unmistakable progress on anti-disinformation platforms, but there is still much work to do
Mar 20, 2019Brussels asks social networks to clarify their control of political advertising and bots before European elections
Mar 20, 2019Recognising reliable media: Fake news is a toxic threat to our world
Mar 20, 2019Does the “backfire effect” exist—and does it matter for factcheckers?
Mar 20, 2019Irish public warned to exercise caution over ‘fake news’
Mar 20, 2019EU Court of Auditors warns of cyber risks before European elections
Mar 20, 2019Commission urges platforms to take action on fake accounts before EU elections
Mar 20, 2019A summit against manipulation, ahead of the European elections
Mar 19, 2019European election 2019: Facebook strengthens action against false news before European election
Mar 19, 2019Facebook plans more fact-checking ahead of European Parliament election
Mar 19, 2019Facebook wants to fight false news with dpa
Mar 19, 2019Despite criticism: Putin signs new Internet laws
March 18, 2019Facebook plans more fact-checking ahead of European Parliament election
March 18, 2019Academic at centre of Cambridge Analytica scandal sues Facebook
March 18, 2019The internet is radicalizing white men. Big tech could be doing more
March 18, 2019Tech giants will have to be regulated in future - EU's Timmermans
March 18, 2019Mariya Gabriel launches a media literacy conference tomorrow in Brussels
March 18, 2019A debate with young Bulgarians on the future development of Europe took place in Sofia
March 18, 201975 percent of young people cannot discern fake news
March 18, 2019Today’s technology lets terrorists ‘become their own mass media,’ analyst says
March 18, 201975 percent of young people in Europe do not discern fake news
March 18, 2019Top EU official: Breaking up tech firms should be 'last resort'
Mar 19, 2019Frans Timmermans: Tech giants will have to be regulated in the future
Mar 19, 2019EU top: Cut Facebook "an alternative"
Mar 19, 2019Students and false news
Mar 19, 2019Mariya Gabriel: Media literacy needs to be taught in schools
Mar 17 2019Facebook faces fresh questions over when it knew of data harvesting
Mar 15, 2019EU prepares itself to fight back against hostile propaganda
Mar 15, 2019Canadian report details extent of Russian disinformation
Mar 14 2019Dealing With Disinformation: Facebook And YouTube Need To Take Down Provably False News
13 Mar 2019WhatsApp continues fight against fake news with new ‘search image’ feature
Mar 13, 2019Social media as battleground
Mar 13, 2019 Yellow Jackets ‘fake news’ shared millions of times on Facebook
Mar 13, 2019Youtube Now Includes a Fact Checking Tool In Its Search Results
Mar 13, 2019 Yellow vests: false information seen more than 100 million times on Facebook
Mar 13, 2019 Yellow Vests: the NGO Avaaz denounces the massive distribution of fake news on Facebook
Mar 13, 2019 Yellow vests: fake news massively shared on Facebook
Mar 13, 2019 Russia: The law amending the insults to the state was passed by MPs and sent to Putin for signing
Mar 13, 2019 Russian Parliament approves bill banning the dissemination of false news and insulting the state
Mar 13, 2019 Yes by the Russian Parliament to fines for fake news and publications offensive to the state
Mar 13, 2019 Russians fear tightened censorship
Mar 13, 2019 The European Union takes measures to counteract foreign propaganda
Mar 13, 2019 Russia, China, Iran and North Korea are the main sources of false news arriving in Europe
Mar 13, 2019 French ‘gilets jaunes’ protests have stoked ‘fake news’ surge, says study
Mar 13, 2019 Yellow vests have seen 105 million times fake news
Mar 13, 2019 This story was not written by a robot – but one day it could be
Mar 12 2019Why Facebook’s privacy push will weaken fight against fake news, Publication
Mar 12 2019Tim Berners Lee: 30 years on, what’s next #ForTheWeb?
Mar 12 2019WhatsApp fact-checking, deepfake detection, and five other AI/news projects get funding
Mar 12 2019Harvard-MIT initiative grants $750K to projects looking to keep tech accountable
Mar 12 2019How The Kremlin Silences Critics: The Swedish Case
Mar 11 2019Facebook backtracks after removing Warren ads calling for Facebook breakup
Mar 11 2019Youtube will show fact checking for sensitive topics like vaccination
Mar 11 2019Cyber Warfare: Competing National Perspectives
Mar 11 2019“A deadly cocktail against democracy” – fighting election fake news
Mar 11 2019Spain launches unit to fight disinformation ahead of elections
Mar 11 2019A lesson in Russian disinformation from the pages of a 1982 TV Guide
Mar 11 2019Semantic Visions wins 'The Tech Challenge' award; receives $250,000 grant to combat disinformation online
Mar 11 2019Tim Berners-Lee: 'Stop web's downward plunge to dysfunctional future', Publication
Mar 10, 2019Facebook sues Ukrainian browser extension makers for scraping user data
Mar 08, 2019Facebook removes hundreds of accounts in UK, Romania
Mar 08, 2019Facebook removes fake accounts that tried to stir hate and political division in the UK and Romania
Mar 08, 2019Facebook tackles anti-vax conspiracy theories fueling measles outbreak
Mar 08, 2019Facebook bans anti-vaccine adverts in new crackdown against 'medical misinformation'
Mar 08, 2019Facebook vows to stem anti-vaccine conspiracy theories
Mar 08, 2019Facebook Decides Anti-Vax Conspiracies Aren't Part of the Business Model Anymore
Mar 07, 2019Facebook removes disinformation accounts from the UK and Romania
Mar 7 2019“Zuckerberg’s so-called shift toward privacy”
Mar 07, 2019 Facebook takes down UK fake accounts; to tackle anti-vaccine info
Mar 07, 2019Facebook cracks down on anti-vaxxers: Firm says pages spreading misinformation about vaccines will no longer show up in recommendations (but it WON'T remove them entirely)
Mar 07, 2019Facebook to target vaccine misinformation with focus on pages, groups, ads
Mar 07, 2019Facebook to ban anti-vaxx ads in new push against 'vaccine hoaxes'
Mar 07, 2019Facebook aims to crack down on vaccine misinformation
Mar 6 2019Facebook rejects Australian regulator's push for scrutiny of news feeds
Mar 2 , 2019Revealed: Facebook’s global lobbying against data privacy laws
Mar 2 2019Regulating speech in the new public square

Reports

Reports
The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee has published its final report on Disinformation and ‘fake news’
Disinformation and ‘fake news’: Interim Report Contents
Understanding and Addressing the Disinformation Ecosystem
Measuring the reach of "fake news" and online disinformation in Europe
Data-driven Online Political Microtargeting: Hunting for Voters, Shooting Democracy?
Does the “backfire effect” exist—and does it matter for factcheckers?
Understanding the Promise and Limits of Automated Fact-Checking
Checking How Fact-checkers Check
Journalism and Social Media: Redistribution of Power?
Journalism, 'Fake News' and Disinformation: A Handbook for Journalism Education and Training
“News you don’t believe”: Audience perspectives on fake news
Crises, Rumours and Reposts: Journalists’ Social Media Content Gathering and Verification Practices in Breaking News Situations
Computational Propaganda Worldwide:
Fake news survey (Germany)
Concept of the enemy II – “lying press” and journalistic self-assertion
Survey Examines Faux News in the Digital Age - Missouri School of Journalism
Bots and the Swedish election
LES MANIPULATIONS DE L’INFORMATION - Un défi pour nos démocraties
Conspiracist propaganda: How Russia promotes anti-establishment sentiment online?
PUTIN’S ASYMMETRIC ASSAULT ON DEMOCRACY IN RUSSIA AND EUROPE: IMPLICATIONS FOR U.S. NATIONAL SECURITY
Digital Hydra: Security Implications of False Information Online
Social Media and Fake News in the 2016 Election
Isolation and Propaganda: The Roots and Instruments of Russia’s Disinformation Campaign
Impact of Russian TV propaganda in the EaP countries Azerbaijan Armenia Belarus Georgia Moldova Ukraine
YELLOW VESTS FLOODED BY FAKE NEWS OVER 100M VIEWS OF DISINFORMATION ON FACEBOOK
Malicious Use of Social Media: Case Studies From BBC Monitoring
Disinformation, ‘Fake News’ and Influence Campaigns on Twitter
Weaponising news: RT, Sputnik and targeted disinformation
The spread of true and false news online
Media Manipulation and Disinformation Online
Confiance et liberté - Vers la création d'une instance d'autorégulation et de médiation de l'information
The Tallinn Guidelines on National Minorities and the Media in the Digital Age
Polarisation and the use of technology in political campaigns and communication
Tackling misinformation in an open society - How to respond to misinformation and disinformation when the cure risks being worse than the disease
Americans' views of misinformation in the news and how to counteract it
A guide to anti-misinformation actions around the world (updated)
How to Counter Fake News? A Taxonomy of Anti-Fake News Approaches by Alberto Alemanno :: SSRN
FAKE NEWS ET TRICHE ÉLECTORALE EN LIGNE LE NOUVEAU TERRITOIRE DES CAMPAGNES NUMÉRIQUES
Contending with “Fake News”
INFORMATION DISORDER : Toward an interdisciplinary framework for research and policy making
Defamation and Insult Laws in the OSCE Region: A Comparative Study | OSCE
How to Stop Disinformation - Lessons from Ukraine for the Wider World
Le conspirationnisme dans l’opinion publique française
The Misinformation Society
News and Media Literacy Toolkit