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Online Survey on Disinformation and Fake News

Online Survey on Disinformation and Fake News

11 May 2020 13:19

You are kindly invited to participate in an online survey on a new verification-based warning system for disinformation. This research is carried out in the context of the European H2020 project Provenance. You will have the opportunity to try out a demo version of the Provenance Tool. This tool aims at

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The Challenges of Debunking COVID-19 Disinformation

The Challenges of Debunking COVID-19 Disinformation

06 April 2020 14:47

John Crowley at the Ethical Journalism Network has interviewed fact-checkers and verification experts to understand the major issues surrounding COVID-19 mis/disinformation. The article ‘Tacking misinformtion during COVID-19‘ features Eileen Culloty (FuJo and Provenance) along with Alastair Reid (First Draft), Sophie Nicholson (AFP), Tom Phillips (Full Fact); and Rasmus

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Fact-Checking COVID-19: A Planetary Newsroom

Fact-Checking COVID-19: A Planetary Newsroom

06 April 2020 14:02

Fact-checkers are proving that the competition is not with each other, but with disinformation. In an interview with this researcher, Cristina Tardáguila – the associate director of IFCN (International Fact-Checking Network) and a coordinator of the #CoronavirusFacts

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The Anti-Democratic Narratives Surrounding COVID-19

The Anti-Democratic Narratives Surrounding COVID-19

03 April 2020 14:20

Disinformation is thriving during the COVID-19 pandemic. While a panoply of false rumours, hoaxes, and phishing scams have targeted health care and social distancing measures, some actors are manipulating the crisis to push anti-democratic agendas. Working with NewsWhip's analytics, the DCU FuJo Institute is monitoring how major far-right and

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Three media innovations to watch during (and after) COVID-19

Three media innovations to watch during (and after) COVID-19

01 April 2020 14:56

Like any other industry, media organisations around the world are trying hard to adapt to the shockwave created by the spread of COVID-19: confined journalists rearranging their homes into makeshift news desks, newsrooms doubling down on efforts to combat disinformation while, at the same time, keeping their audiences informed with

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Trusted Peers and Disinformation

Trusted Peers and Disinformation

30 March 2020 15:35

The pace at which the ongoing COVID-19 crisis evolves has left governments, media and experts struggling to adapt their communication strategies to effectively ensure the public remain properly informed and engaged about the pandemic. Exacerbating this challenge is the growing undercurrent of conspiracy theories and disinformation about the virus.

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The Platforms' swift COVID-19 response is not the future of content moderation

The Platforms' swift COVID-19 response is not the future of content moderation

24 March 2020 13:08

For years, the major social platforms have been criticised for failing to counteract harmful content. Their COVID-19 response demonstrates that they can do more to police their platforms, but this emergency response is not a model for future content moderation. Last week, the major social platforms issued a joint

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COVID-19: The News Stories Driving Online Engagement

COVID-19: The News Stories Driving Online Engagement

23 March 2020 10:30

Provenance partner NewsWhip is monitoring coverage of COVID-19 on the web and social media. COVID-19 has been one of the most written about events in the modern era, with more than 1.5 million articles covering the topic publishing since the beginning of January this year. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has

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COVID-19: The Information Threats

COVID-19: The Information Threats

16 March 2020 18:09

As the COVID-19 crisis escalates, many people are actively searching for updates and anticipating what they need to do to protect themselves and their loved ones. Disinformation is thriving amid the fear and uncertainty and it threatens to undermine efforts to protect the public. In February, the World Health Organisation (WHO)

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Provenance research presented at recent conferences

Provenance research presented at recent conferences

27 September 2019 12:53

Papers by Dr Eileen Culloty and Dr Jane Suiter were presented at two recent conferences: the 2019 ECPR General Conference and the Fifth Conference of the International Journal of Press/Politics. The 2019 ECPR General Conference was held on September 4-7 at the University of Wroc?aw (Poland). The annual ECPR (European Consortium

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Can you identify fake news?

Can you identify fake news?

25 July 2019 14:22

Provenance is undertaking survey research to better understand the factors that influence people's willingness to believe and share disinformation about immigration. Led by Dublin City University and Graz University of Technology, the survey investigates the conditions under which people are more susceptible (or more resistant) to the negative impact of

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Provenance research presented at IAMCR 2019

Provenance research presented at IAMCR 2019

11 July 2019 14:14

A paper by Dr Eileen Culloty and Dr Jane Suiter was presented at the annual conference of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) in Madrid. The paper 'Beyond Fact-Checking: Incorporating Citizen Needs into Disinformation Countermeasures' was presented in the Journalism Research and Education section. Abstract: Disinformation

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DCU Researchers Invited to Speak at UN Headquarters

DCU Researchers Invited to Speak at UN Headquarters

20 May 2019 13:49

On 06 May, Dr Jane Suiter and Dr Eileen Culloty (Dublin City University) gave a presentation on anti-immigrant disinformation at the United Nations HQ in New York. The event was organised by the UN Migration Agency (IOM) to highlight the implications of technology for migration policies and practices. Other

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Concertation Meeting for Future European Media 2019

Concertation Meeting for Future European Media 2019

07 February 2019 10:03

On 06 February 2019, Dr Jane Suiter and Dr Eileen Culloty (Dublin City University) represented Provenance at the concertation meeting in Brussels for new H2020 projects on future European media. The objective of meeting was to bring together related projects to discuss and learn from each other and to find

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Provenance Kick-Off Meeting in Dublin

Provenance Kick-Off Meeting in Dublin

19 December 2018 16:59

The first meeting of the Provenance consortium took place in Trinity College Dublin on 17 and 18 December 2018. The meeting brought together the project's academic, industry, and NGO partners including: Dublin City University: Dr Jane Suiter, Dr Eileen Culloty, Dr Edward Casey, and Paulo Soncini Cibervoluntarios: Angel Sola, Jorge Rastrilla,

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Presentation on Disinformation at OECD High Level Risk Forum

Presentation on Disinformation at OECD High Level Risk Forum

06 December 2018 09:55

On 05 December 2018, Dr Jane Suiter and Dr Eileen Culloty (Dublin City University) were invited to deliver a presentation on disinformation to the OECD High Level Risk Forum in Paris. The OECD High Level Risk Forum provides a platform for risk managers from government and the private sector to

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New multi-million euro project to tackle disinformation launched

New multi-million euro project to tackle disinformation launched

01 December 2018 12:00

Dublin City University is leading a €2.4 million EU project to tackle the issue of disinformation. The three-year project called Provenance is funded by the European Commission's Horizon 2020 programme and will focus on finding solutions to enable people to distinguish between original information and manipulated information or disinformation. The

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