Disinformation

Coronavirus : a pandemic turning into an infodemic

Coronavirus : a pandemic turning into an infodemic

Pandemics have the potential to exacerbate underlying social tensions. And at times of crises — when emotions run high — online rumours spread particularly wide and fast.

EU project : ARTICONF

EU Project : ARTICONF

ARTICONF addresses issues of trust, time-criticality and democratisation for a new generation of federated infrastructure, to fulfil the privacy, robustness, and autonomy related promises that proprietary social media platforms have failed to deliver so far. Transparent, decentralised infrastructure : Simplify creation, integration and federation of agile decentralised social media platforms by creating a novel permissioned ...

Debate on the disinformation phenomenon in Varese december 2019

Positive narratives to beat disinformation

A rich debate on the “disinformation phenomenon” took place last Monday 9 and Tuesday 10 December in Varese, where the Joint Research Centre (JRC) organised a participatory workshop on the topic.

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.

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.

ESMH Press Review October 30-2019

ESMH Press Review – October 30, 2019

Cybersecurity, antibiotics and disinformation: check the ESMH selection of 26 science & tech news published in the last 2 weeks on the web. Pick your favourite from the most popular topics in the mainstream media!

ESMH Online disinformation during elections

Online disinformation during elections : researchers in Europe team up to monitor and analyse the situation

As has been the case for many recent national elections, the European Parliament elections are also facing the challenges of online disinformation. The European Commission is making an extra effort to push giant tech companies to implement a voluntary code of conduct against disinformation. European researchers are preparing the first studies on the topic.

A scientist's opinion Lisa-Maria Neudert about online disinformation in elections ESMH interview

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Lisa- Maria Neudert about online disinformation in elections

Online disinformation in elections, a scientist's opinion Interview with Lisa- Maria Neudert, is a DPhil candidate at the Oxford Internet Institute and Researcher with the Project on Computational Propaganda. Will you be observing the EP elections? What are the main challenges? Yes, we are currently preparing to analyse the EP elections in May and are ...

STOA study Technology & social polarisation ESMH

STOA Study : Technology and social polarisation

Consult the full study With the Cambridge Analytica scandal, it became clear how technologies such as social media and techniques such as psychological profiling can be combined in election campaigns with worrying effects. Personalised political messaging is highly automated. It starts and ends with social media, which provides both the data for categorising users and ...