EU DisinfoLab is involved in projects that seek to empower individuals by providing them with the tools and tips for improving their media and digital literacy skills, as well as their ability to critically think.
On this page, you can find information on what the online platforms are doing to combat coronavirus mis— and disinformation. You can find content on the narratives, trends, and strategies defining the infodemic, whether that’s via our weekly Disinfo Updates or research.
CrossOver is a project to fight misinformation. We create tools for monitoring and analysing the recommendation algorithms of social networks. We strengthen civil society by making it more resilient through a multilingual, cross-border and multi-platform approach through: monitoring and investigating disinformation operations working with the media to expose malicious actors; responding to and strengthening vulnerable communities; planning and developing sustainable actions against disinformation in Belgium.
EU DisinfoLab is excited to be one of the co-founders of the European Digital Media Observatory for Belgium and Luxembourg (EDMO BELUX), a Belgian and Luxembourgish hub for research on digital media and disinformation.
Six European fact-checkers and organizations investigating disinformation will guide the process to create the Code of Professional Integrity for Independent European fact-checking with the support of the European Commission AFP (France), Correctiv (Germany), Demagog (Poland), Pagella Politica/ Facta (Italy) and EU DisinfoLab (Belgium) led by Fundación Maldita.es (Spain) conform a consortium under the name of European Fact-checking Standards Project that will use its experience and contacts within the fact-checking and OSINT community to define the standards of independence, transparency and methodological and journalistic quality needed to be recognized as an independent fact-checking organization in Europe.
The EU Erasmus+ project Open Your Eyes targets adult learners and educators to improve their media and digital skills by raising awareness of the concept of fake news and providing the necessary tools to combat it.
The report entitled “The Many Faces Fighting Disinformation: Safeguarding Civil Society’s Role in the Response to Information Disorders” presents a panorama of multidisciplinary actors responding to information disorders, financed by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, it relied on in-depth qualitative interviews with 14 civil society actors who are leading the fight against disinformation across Europe.
WeVerify is an EU co-funded Horizon 2020 project that wants to address the advanced content verification challenges through a participatory verification approach, open source algorithms, low-overhead human-in-the-loop machine learning and intuitive visualizations. The key outcome of the Project will be the WeVerify platform for collaborative, decentralised content verification, tracking, and debunking.