Contributor: Sophia Ignatidou

Sofia Ignatidou ESMH contributor

Sophia Ignatidou is an Academy Stavros Niarchos Foundation Fellow at the International Security Department at Chatham House, London, where she’s currently researching disinformation, as well as artificial intelligence’s implications for legacy and social media. She has also been working as a freelance journalist and sub-editor for more than 15 years, writing for UK outlets such as the Guardian, CNN, The Week, and most of the broadsheets in her home country Greece. She holds an MA in Journalism from Goldsmiths College and an MA/PGDip in International Studies and Diplomacy from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London. Her current interests include media theory, political security, technology and propaganda.

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Henry Ajder about Deepfakes

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Henry Ajder about Deepfakes

The key point I would make about regulating deepfakes is that, in some cases, new laws may be needed, but much of the harm deepfakes cause is covered by existing laws, or could be covered by amending existing laws.

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Denis Teyssou about Deepfakes

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Denis Teyssou about Deepfakes

Synthetic audio means that it will be possible to make any person say anything, making it even easier to make politicians or celebrities victims of deepfake as there is a lot of publicly accessible audio of their voices.

Deepfakes shallowfakes and speech synthesis tackling audiovisual manipulation

Deepfakes, shallowfakes and speech synthesis: tackling audiovisual manipulation

Despite alarmist news stories about deepfakes heralding the end of democracy or truth itself, the technology – for better or worse – is far from perfect, which suggests that there is still a window of opportunity to prepare society, institutions and regulatory frameworks for the moment it is.

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Sam Gregory about Deepfakes

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Sam Gregory about Deepfakes

Rhetoric about the ‘end of truth’ plays into the hands of people who already are saying you can’t believe anything – and that is neither true of most audiovisual material, nor true yet for deepfakes. We should not panic but prepare instead.

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Diarmaid Mac Mathúna : “People are starting to realise that algorithms are influencing what we see.”

Diarmaid Mac Mathuna is a Communication Expert on Digital campaigns and content strategy, and Director at Indiepics. He participated in the ESMH event Virality and influencers in digital communication on 3 April in the European Parliament.

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SOMA consortium scales up anti-disinformation efforts across EU Member States

Horizon-2020-supported Social Observatory for Disinformation and Social Media Analysis links academic, technological and media expertise to combat disinformation.

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Anja Bechmann

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Anja Bechmann about SOMA consortium

SOMA consortium, a scientist’s opinion Interview with Anja Bechmann, Professor of Media Studies and Director at DATALAB - Center for Digital Social Research. Regarding SOMA, your research will look at psychological principles relating to disinformation. Can you elaborate on that? The ‘fake news’ discussion revolves around the underlying assumption that if we prevent ‘fake news’ ...

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Nikos Sarris

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Nikos Sarris about SOMA consortium

SOMA consortium, a scientist’s opinion Interview with Nikos Sarris, SOMA Project Coordinator, Head of ATC Innovation Lab. Can you explain how SOMA, ATC, TruthNest and Truly Media work and how they fit together? At ATC, we have been working for almost 10 years on ways to help professionals assess the trustworthiness of online content. As ...

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George Markopoulos : “We trawl through social media because that is where the most heated debates are happening right now.”

George Markopoulos is Associate Professor at the Department of Linguistics of the School of Philosophy National and Kapodistrian, at the University of Athens. He participated in the ESMH event Virality and influencers in digital communication on 3 April in the European Parliament.

Kristof Varga at ESMH Event

Kristof Varga : “Content does not make things viral. People do.”

Kristof Varga is a Consultant on policy development and social media and formerly Director of the Public Division at Bakamo.Social. He participated in the ESMH event Virality and influencers in digital communication on 3 April 2019 in the European Parliament.