The European High Level Expert Group on Fake News and Disinformation has argued in the recommendations report that there is a need for new technology to
“…undertake source-checking, establish content provenance, and forensically analyse images and videos at scale and speed, to counter disinformation (including when published by news media) and to document and publicize who produces and promotes it…”
To address these challenges, WeVerify is developing a platform and tools that address the complete content verification workflow, consisting of the following four steps:
verification of textual claims, images, and videos (incl. AI-generated fakes); cross-modal content verification; content provenance and source trustworthiness.
propagation analysis and community detection; early disinformation discovery on fringe platforms (e.g. 4chan, 8chan)
a micro-targeting layer to alert and warn users sharing, replying or liking fake news, providing them with evidence of the fake, while avoiding boomerang effects
create a decentralised database of already debunked claims and tampered images and videos, accessible both programmatically (e.g. by search engines or social platforms) and via a user-friendly web interface.