As part of a European network of regional hubs, and in coordination with the European Digital Media Observatory (EDMO), two new multinational disinformation observatories were launched in Belgium (EDMO BELUX) and the Czech Republic (CEDMO), aiming to identify, research and prioritize the most critical sources and causes of information disorders in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, and the greater Belux area.
We are very excited to announce that all parties have been given access to the Truly Media platform for the analysis and especially the verification of digital content, including in-depth Twitter user features.
These two hubs will bring together fact-checkers, media literacy experts, and academic researchers to fight disinformation, and will be linked to the European Digital Media Observatory (EDMO), which was launched last year by the European Union. In specific:
- CEDMO’s goal is interdisciplinary research into disinformation, including its detection using the elements of AI, strengthening digital and media literacy and the development of fact-checking platforms. It is also the first step in developing a European Centre of Excellence in AI. profiling
- EDMO BELUX conducts OSINT (open source intelligence) investigations on disinformation campaigns, develops and implements media literacy activities and delivers annual cross-community audience studies on impact of disinformation campaigns, as well as annual assessments of the effectiveness of platform responses to disinformation.