Healthy democracy relies on open, free and fair public debate. However, the spread of mis- and disinformation – or, better said, the “information disorder” – in the media ecosystem is threatening the well-functioning of the democratic apparatus in most contemporary societies. In order to address this challenge, many technological tools which support users to assess the accuracy of (user-generated) digital content are currently being created.
This workshop focuses on the use and utility of technological tools for content verification, drawing examples from everyday cases in which such tools have been employed. Being held in the context of Social Observatory for Disinformation and Social Media Analysis (SOMA) project, which has been launched in November 2018 with a Horizon 2020 grant, the workshop will offer insights on the potential of technological tools in supporting fact-checking and fighting against online misinformation.
Organised in association with Pagella Politica.