DCU Foundation to lead the EU's € 2.4m project to tackle fake news
Researchers challenge suspicious claims with the authentication indicator
The DCU Institute for Media and Journalism in the Future (FuJo) will be leading a three-year project of € 2.4 million to address false news problems by tracking and disclosing a lack of online information, especially through social media.
After financed by the European Commission Horizon 2020 program, the project, called Provenance, will focus on finding solutions to enable people to distinguish between original information and information or lack of information that has been treated .
The project will develop a check-in & # 39; which will use advanced digital technologies for multimedia analyzes (including forensic image) to record any modifications to the content and identify similar pieces of content. Authentication indicator & # 39; contextualized individual pieces of content with relevant information, including when the content was entered, by whom, and any subsequent transactions. The solutions of the project will be of special use to news users and political information but also for content creators who want to ensure their content from unauthorized handling or use.
Starting in December under the associate teacher, Dr Jane Suiter, the project team will include academic partners and industry from Ireland, Spain, the Czech Republic and Austria. Irish colleagues include the SFI Adaptive Research Center for Digital Content Technology at Trinity College College and the information company about the contents of NewsWhip.
"The speed and volume of the notification on social media has the potential to undermine democracy, business, and social reputation," said Dr. Suiter.
"This project will enable tracking online content and enable its level of handling through Web and social media platforms to help consumers and businesses not only track their own material but have confidence in the content they see online. "