It took us a little longer than expected (pandemic and all), but we’ve finally finished creating a new, very special tool for the ongoing fight against mis- and disinformation: a web-based serious game called Go Verify!. Or more precisely: A playable demo version plus the open-source code needed to further develop it.(more…)
Russia’s war on Ukraine has been raging for more than 100 days now. Due to the lack of reporters on location, many of those who want to assess the situation depend on social media content. A key challenge in this context: gaining access to this content – and archiving it before it is gone.(more…)
When: 13-14 June 2022
Where: Brussels, Belgium
What is it?
It’s the annual conference of the European Digital Media Observatory (EDMO), followed by a half-day training session. Conference topics are focusing on the understanding, detection, and tackling of disinformation – be it in the course of the Covid-19 pandemic, the war in Ukraine, or other events.(more…)
WeVerify – Digital Content Analysis and Verification. Recap of Another Successfully Completed Project.
After three years of intensive and rather successful work, our WeVerify research project formally ended in late 2021. Some wrap up work continued into 2022 – including a well-received final project review with independent experts and the EU Commission in February. With all of this done, we found it is time for a short recap.(more…)
Russo-Ukrainian War: Free DW Resources to Help You Stay Clear of Disinformation and Circumvent Censorship
They say the first casualty of war is the truth – and that is still a very accurate statement. If you head over to the big social media channels to find out more about the Russian invasion of Ukraine, you will find that they are rife with false information, propaganda, and lies. At the same time, legitimate information is suppressed, first and foremost in Russia. Obviously, there is relatively little DW Innovation (and DW) can do to stop disinformation or censorship (let alone this terrible war right here in Europe). Nevertheless, we can offer this small list of free DW resources that may at least help you stay clear of questionable content and/or help others access much needed information – for what it’s worth.(more…)