Category: Blog Posts

Kalina Bontcheva
The InVID/WeVerify Verification Plugin wins the U.S. Paris Tech Challenge against disinformation

The U.S. State Department’s Global Engagement Center’s 2021 U.S.-Paris Tech Challenge against disinformation and propaganda took place on September 29-30, 2021. The aim was to

Jochen Spangenberg
Recap and recordings of WeVerify’s workshop day 1 on technology to counter disinformation

On 16 and 17 June 2021, the WeVerify project hosted a two-day workshop. Focus: the role of technology and artificial intelligence in the disinformation sphere.

Zlatina Marinova
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

Trump "fake news" word cloud
Denis Teyssou
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,

Sam Gregory, WITNESS
Jochen Spangenberg
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

Jane Lytvynenko, BuzzFeedNews
Jochen Spangenberg
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

Olga Papadopoulou
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. This work was carried out in the

Alexandre Alaphilippe
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

Jordan Wildon
User Testing at Deutsche Welle

Overview WeVerify testing ran from December 2019 and will continue until September 2021. In total, nine test cycles have been scheduled in order to evaluate

Denis Teyssou
Covid-19: speeding up the debunking process

Bringing social network analysis to fact-checkers With the COVID-19 worldwide crisis, an unprecedented wave of misinformation has been observed online. Unfortunately, disinformation has swept across