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Coordinated Inauthentic Behaviour Detection Tree

1st Branch : The Coordination assessment The coordination of accounts and adoption of techniques to publish, promote and spread false content is being referred to as “Coordinated Inauthentic Behaviour” (CIB). Coordinated Inauthentic Behaviour definition may vary from a platform to another. Although a clear and widely accepted definition of CIB is currently missing, the concept […]

Trump and “fake news”

The former US president Donald Trump is well known for his disproportionate use of the expression “fake news” during his four-years mandate. Especially on Twitter, Mr Trump will be recorded as the main politician weaponizing this catch-all expression to undermine media organisations and journalists.  Within the WeVerify EU project, we are building social networks analysis […]

Interview with Sam Gregory of WITNESS about synthetic media and disinformation

Sam Gregory is Program Director of WITNESS, an organisation that works with people who use video to document human rights issues. WITNESS focuses on how people create trustworthy information that can expose abuses and address injustices. How is that connected to deepfakes? Deutsche Welle’s Julia Bayer conducted an interview with the Program Director of witness.org, […]

Interview with Jane Lytvynenko, factchecking expert at BuzzFeedNews

Here’s an interview conducted by Deutsche Welle’s Julia Bayer with Jane Lytvynenko, senior reporter with Buzzfeed News. Its focus: online mis- and disinformation and the challenge of dealing with synthetic media (aka so-called “deepfakes”). The interview was originally published on the DIGGER project website and conducted in the context of this Google DNI-funded project in […]

Searching for similar videos in the WeVerify’s stored content based on audio

In this post, we explain the basics behind our method for calculating video similarity based on audio information.

Fast track: how to check if a story is worth investigating with WeVerify tools?

A common difficulty faced by journalists and fact-checkers – beyond analytics and forensics – is assessing as early as possible the newsworthiness of a potential story to understand the gains of a further investigation. In this blogpost, we use an example of 5G conspiracy content from the UK to show how the Twitter SNA module […]

User Testing at Deutsche Welle

WeVerify testing has ran from December 2019 and will continue until September 2021. In total, nine test cycles have been scheduled in order to evaluate the tools and single components from a user, i.e. fact checker’s, perspective.

Covid-19: speeding up the debunking process

Screenshot of a new Twitter social network analysis module within our verification plugin

WeVerify technology helps fight coronavirus misinformation

Our verification plug-in is being used for debunking disinformation about the coronavirus in numerous countries (USA, France, India, Portugal, Netherlands, Colombia, Ecuador, Mauritius), and languages (e.g. English, French, Spanish, Dutch, and Portuguese) by many fact-checkers and news organizations (e.g. AFP, France24, The Quint, Boom, India Today, L’Express, Canal 1, Volkskrant). It should be noted that […]

WeVerify partner contributes to First Draft’s Analysis of Misinformation and Online Abuse

In the run-up to the UK 2019 general election, the WeVerify partner University of Sheffield carried out a longitudinal quantitative analysis of abusive tweets targeting Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson. This showed a 200-fold increase in 2019, from across the political spectrum in which doctored tweets, anti-Semitic tropes and accusations of financial duplicity have been […]