How can technology optimise fact-checking processes and help the fight against disinformation?
In recent years, technological advances, the widespread use of the internet and social networks have worsened the problem of disinformation. This new dimension stems from different factors, such as the speed at which content is disseminated or the scope and segmentation of the audience.
In this context, to tackle this growing problem, some organisations now specialise in information verification by monitoring and checking content and data circulating on the internet. This information verification process is known as fact-checking. Although fact-checking is a common practice in journalism, it has become essential to combat disinformation and limit its spread. However, it is a slow and manual process that requires time and resources.
Therefore, it is essential to test and validate innovative technology solutions that will help optimise and automate the fact-checking process and thus help reduce the spread and impact of disinformation on society.
The call for solutions is open until July 9th 2021.
More information: https://digitalfuturesociety.com/call-tech-against-disinformation/