An EU co-funded Horizon 2020 project that deals with algorithm-supported verification of digital content. Start of the Project: 01.12.2018 / End of the Project: 30.11.2021

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Online disinformation and fake media content have emerged as a serious threat to democracy, economy and society. Content verification is currently far from trivial, even for experienced journalists, human rights activists or media literacy scholars. Moreover, recent advances in artificial intelligence (deep learning) have enabled the creation of intelligent bots and highly realistic synthetic multimedia content. WeVerify aims to address the complex content verification challenges through a participatory verification approach, open source algorithms, low-overhead human-in-the-loop machine learning and intuitive visualizations. Social media and web content will be analysed and contextualised within the broader online ecosystem, in order to expose fabricated content, through cross-modal content verification, social network analysis, micro-targeted debunking and a blockchain-based public database of known fakes. A key outcome will be the WeVerify platform for collaborative, decentralised content verification, tracking, and debunking.

WeVerify Consortium Partners

Contact Persons

Dr. Milena Yankova-Doseva – Coordinator
Ontotext AD, email: milena.yankova@ontotext.com

Zlatina Marinova – Administrative Coordinator
Ontotext AD, email: zlatina.marinova@ontotext.com

Prof. Kalina Bontcheva – Scientific Director
University of Sheffield, email: k.bontcheva@sheffield.ac.uk

Nikos Saris – Exploitation Director
ATC, email: n.sarris@atc.gr

Denis Teyssou – Innovation Manager
AFP, email: denis.teyssou@afp.com

Jochen Spangenberg – Dissemination Lead
DW, jochen.spangenberg@dw.com