DW’s KID project has high ambitions: It aims for better verification through AI-supported Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) tools. But it also wants to increase media and information literacy (MIL) among young media users and aspiring journalists. In the scope of this mission, KID has now released a “verification toolbox”.(more…)
KID: Fighting mis-/disinformation and fostering media literacy with the help of AI and digital tools
Photo: The “tourist guy” – a hoax supposedly showing a man standing on top of the WTC on 9/11, seconds before a plane hits. The fabricated picture, originally intended as a joke, spread rapidly across the internet, then via email.
Misleading news, doctored visuals, disguised propaganda: The spread of digital mis- and disinformation has become a major problem over the last years, and it looks like the Corona pandemic has led to yet another peak. What better time to start a new verification project: KID, kicked-off in April 2020, will help counter the “infodemic” by fostering media and information literacy (MIL) and exploring artificial intelligence (AI) tools to improve verification processes.(more…)