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Rethinking the possibilities of data and technology in the fight against disinformation

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09:00 | Opening remarks

09:15 - 10:15 | The role of the EU’s ICT policies in protecting European values, markets and citizens against disinformation

This session will define the scope of the problem and canvass the key principles for further action with attention to strengthening multi-stakeholder cooperation and bringing in expertise from the EU’s ICT and Media sectors and their R&D performance against disinformation.

  • Paolo Cesarini. Former Senior European Commission official officer. Disinformation: towards a EU regulatory framework.
  • Alberto Rabbachin. Scientific Programme Officer. DG CONNECT. European commission.
  • Paula Gori. Secretary-General and Project Manager Leader of the European Digital Media Observatory.

Topics: policy initiatives, digital market, multi-stakeholder cooperation, research and development, media policies and regulation

10:30 - 11:30 | Big Data and quality data for fake news and disinformation detection

Data silos can cause inefficiency and ineffectiveness also in tackling fake news and disinformation. A number of initiatives will provide examples of how data ingestion, processing and analysis to extract relevant features, can serve as a means of verification of multimedia contents.

  • Massimo Magaldi. Senior Researcher, Digital Media and Energy Lab. Engineering Ingegneria Informatica. Fandango consortium member and Technical Director.
  • Yiannis Kompatsiaris. Senior Researcher. Information Technologies Institute, CERTH. AI4MEDIA coordinator.
  • Viktoras Dauksas. Head of Debunk EU initiative.

Topics: information silos, data integration and interoperability, storage, machine learning, natural language processing, content verification

11:45 - 12:45 | EU's ICT ecosystem against disinformation: the challenges ahead

Startups, incubators and accelerator programmes that are reshaping the digital value chain through innovative uses of data will discuss the challenges ahead and their contribution to a more responsible digital market and citizenship in the EU.

  • Alexandra Garatzogianni. Head of Knowledge and technology transfer. Coordinator of EU Projects (MediaFutures EU and TrustsData among them) at Leibniz University of Hannover.
  • Jeferson Zanim. Head of Client Services at Siren.io. Fandango consortium member.
  • Ernesto La Mattina. Research Area Manager at. ‎Engineering. Activity leader at REVEAL - disinformation over Internet.
  • Mike Matton. Head of international R&D collaborations at VRT Innovation. Fandango and Media Motor Partner.

Topics: uses of data, sectoral industries, industrial alliances, innovation ecosystems, incubation and acceleration

13:45 | Closing remarks


The host

This event is hosted by Fandango, an EU co-funded project started in 2018. The project's aim is to design tools and services based on AI and data analysis, able to detect and score clues of potentially misleading information, and to support the exploration of verified content

Hosted by

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    Massimo Magaldi Head of Big Data Practice - CoE Data & Analytics @ Engineering

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    Francesco Saverio Nucci Fandango Project Director @ Engineering SpA

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    Yiannis Kompatsiaris Research Director @ CERTH-ITI

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    Paolo Cesarini Former Senior European Commission Official

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    Alexandra Garatzogianni Coordinator of MediaFutures EU and TrustsData

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    Mike Matton Head of international r&d collaborations @ VRT

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    Alberto Rabbachin

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    Jeferson Zanim Head of Client Services @ Siren.io

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    Paula Gori Secretary-General @ European Digital Media Observatory

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    Silvia Boi

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    Ernesto La Mattina Head of Homeland Security Research Unit @ ENGINEERING

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    Viktoras Daukšas Head @ Debunk EU initiative