Denis Teyssou is the head of AFP Medialab R&D. Denis is a journalist with a background in informatics and innovation management (from CNAM institute in Paris). He has worked in a dozen of French and EU-funded research and innovation projects in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in the last twelve years.
He was the innovation manager of the InVID European project about video verification on social networks (2016-2018) and created the InVID verification plugin, a browser extension used worldwide by more than 16.000 journalists, fact-checkers, human rights defenders and media literacy scholars.
Both as InVID and AFP, he has participated in the CrossCheck operation (led by First Draft News) during the 2017 French presidential election. Now, he is currently the innovation manager of the Horizon 2020 WeVerify European project on information verification, social network analysis and deep fake detection. He is also working in a media literacy EU-funded project YouCheck! to adapt the fact-checking tools to media education.