A few days ago, we were honored to participate in this year’s EANA Spring Conference which focused on ‘Fact & Fiction during War and Covid19’ and share our views on flaming issues that the news and journalistic organizations face due to information crisis.
The event was organized by the Federal News Agency (FENA) (the government-owned national news agency of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina entity), from May 11th to 13th, and brought together leading news agencies from most European countries, including some of the world’s most influential media, such as France’s AFP, Germany’s DPA and the UK’s PA Media.
During the Conference, delegates of EANA had the chance to experience how:
- Truly Media is exploited within national and multinational fact-checking hubs to counter disinformation (EDMO, CEDMO and EDMO BELUX). In addition, how the collaborative platform supported the establishment of the first European Observatory against disinformation, where, amongst others, a community of more than 100 organizations worked together in collaborative investigations against disinformation, and three national centers of excellence in Italy, Denmark, and Greece were launched.
- TruthNest allows access to in-depth Twitter analytics, and supports the identification of true influencers and detection of trolls and bots, by profiling Twitter user accounts based on their activity, network and influence.
Last but not least, we happily provided details on indicative success stories of Truly Media and TruthNest implementations, like the ones of:
- European Science-Media Hub
- Amnesty International
- Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF)
- Fact Check Mongolia
- Indonesian & Philippines fact-checking networks
- the Media Development Foundation (MDF) in Georgia
A few words about our role in fighting disinformation and supporting investigative journalism
Since 2018, the EU has focused on disinformation as an evolving challenge, with a high potential to negatively influence democratic processes and societal debates. In fact, all member states acknowledged disinformation’s increasingly adverse effects on society and launched a detailed action plan to fight it. Within this framework, the EU has launched a Code of Practice on Disinformation together with roadmaps for implementation from partners in the private sector.
We are more than proud to be actively engaged in this action plan, and support fact-checkers, journalists and key stakeholders of the news and media sector, to better deal with the increased volume and complexity of online disinformation
When it comes to digital fact-checking tools, Truly Media, aims to help journalists better deal with the increased volume and complexity of online disinformation, assisting them with various fact-checking and verification tasks, through:
- the optimisation of their workflow
- the facilitation of collaboration
- the integration of multiple fact-checking tools
- the use of analytics
- time-saving and increased efficiency and effectiveness