17 leading European organisations join forces to provide a digital solution for detecting and monitoring fake news


Millions of citizens across Europe use the internet and social media every day to read news and to look out for every type of information. Unfortunately, there are actors that exploit these instruments to spread disinformation and to manipulate public opinion, causing distrust in science and legitimate governments and often resulting in criminal actions such as riots and violence against governments or groups targeted by said disinformation. A well-known example is given by conspiracy theories spreading on social media during the COVID-19 emergency. In that regard, fake news and disinformation pose a serious threat both online and offline, often to minorities or marginalised groups. Whereas this is a well-known phenomenon, current solutions only spot fake news and raise awareness on their circulation.
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