The European Commission has awarded Scytl with a new research project under the H2020 Program. The project, entitled Co-Inform is aimed at empowering citizens, journalists and policymakers through a co-created socio-technical solution that increases resilience to misinformation (fake news, post-truths, echo chambers) and generates more informed behaviors and policies.
The Co-Inform intelligent platform (web application, browser plugin and mobile application) will combine advanced tools for big data analytics (misinformation detection, flow prediction and real-time processing and measurement of crowds’ acceptance or refusal of misinformation) and support informed policy generation (fact-checking). Co-Inform will be developed by a top-notch interdisciplinary consortium of social scientists (the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, the Cyprus University of Technology and the University of Koblenz), fact checking journalists (FactCheckNI), computer scientist (the UK Open University, the International Hellenic University and the Stockholm University) and software developers (Expert Systems Iberia and Scytl). The project also counts with the support of key international organizations such as the Council of Europe, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the International Fact-Checking Network or Antirumours Global, among others.