On September 21st, 2017, Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (ERT) invited us to discuss fake news phenomenon, present Truly Media platform and our cooperation with DW. Truly Media, a collaborative platform that ATC (Greece) and Deutsche Welle (Germany) co-developed to support journalists in the verification of content residing in social networks, will be used by German Press Agency dpa and BR (Bayerischer Rundfunk, part of the ARD network of public service broadcasters), to aggregate and verify user generated content (UGC) for their coverage of the German federal elections in September. The platform has already been proven a useful tool for Deutsche Welle’s (DW) editorial teams for over 6 months period.
Julia Bayer, a social media journalist, trainer and innovation manager working for Deutsche Welle, Germany´s international broadcaster, explains how Truly Media tackles misinformation and fake news.
Truly Media was part of the 2017 STOA Annual Lecture in the European Parliament. Watch the presentation upon algorithms put in action in order to help journalists and other media industry stakeholders in fact checking.