Afraid of Misinformation? Don’t be! (A selection of Verification-Specific #ijf19 Perugia Sessions)

James Ball speaking at ijf19 session “Beyond fake news: what’s next for tackling online misinformation”

We’re back from the International Journalism Festival in Perugia – and it was a blast! With so many great people there to meet in such lovely surroundings how could it not be?

But the festival does have a downside: Too many good sessions running in parallel. Good thing though that they are now all available as recordings online, so you can watch what you’ve missed.

If you don’t want to spend all day going through the program, and verification is one of your main topics, maybe these recommendations are helpful to you. (more…)

Digger – Deepfake Detection

Digger - Deepfake Detection

When we cannot trust our eyes and ears anymore, then what can we trust?

Deepfakes are hyper-realistic video forgeries in which people say or do things they’ve never actually said or done. The visual quality of deepfakes will soon become so flawless that it will be hard to make a judgement of veracity by mere visual verification. (more…)