Disinformation campaigns by states, economic opportunists, and the misinformed themselves threaten to erode the common understandings, shared identities, and empirical bedrock that underlies our collective decisionmaking. While disinformation campaigns have used mass media to spread for many years, social media platforms have proven an exceptionally hospitable environment for the proliferation of falsehoods. Those looking to limit disinformation’s effect on society and bolster truth in media have likewise turned to technology to help keep up with the volume and precision of constantly evolving disinformation campaigns.
A Taiwanese developer Carol created a chatbot called Aunt Meiyu on popular messaging app LINE. Aunt Meiyu is designed to combat disinformation circulated in private chat group, especially family chat groups
#CredCon is an ongoing two-day hackathon that considers the impact of technology on news and information sources online and explores themes such as trust, reliability, accuracy and credibility.
The Credibility Coalition (CredCo) is pleased to announce that we have begun a project/partnership with the Jigsaw team at Alphabet to develop better understanding of credible content online.
CrossCheck is a collaborative journalism project that brings together newsrooms across France and beyond to accurately report false and misleading claims.