The European Commission acknowledges the significance and the effective work done by the European Digital Media Observatory (EDMO) consortium and extends its work with a second term to intensify its actions in tackling disinformation in Europe. Athens Technology Center is very proud to be part of this effort, by providing specialized fact-checking tools for the detection and analysis of misinformation incidents.
Within the next 30 months, EDMO will intensify its efforts against the rising challenges of online disinformation, including the war in Ukraine. Among the many new activities in the next phase of EDMO, the network will detect, analyze and counter disinformation campaigns in the 27 member states ahead of the European elections in 2024.
Furthermore, in the coming two and a half years, EDMO will tackle disinformation through:
- Joint fact-checking activities across European countries
- Research activities and open-source investigations on disinformation at the EU level
- Collaboration with the network of EDMO Hubs and partners reacting to disinformation threats related to crisis situations
- Cooperation with the signatories of the 2022 Code of Practice on Disinformation to support the fulfilment of the relevant Code’s commitments
- Communication campaigns on its activities and achievements, including those of the EDMO Hubs, to keep European audiences informed
Prof Miguel Poiares Maduro, Chair of the EDMO Executive Board, said: “The EDMO network puts its multi-stakeholder and multi-disciplinary community at the service of the public sphere to strengthen resilience in the face of disinformation. We are delighted to count on an expanded network of hubs within EU member states. To tackle the growing threat of online disinformation we need to strengthen both the knowledge base and grassroots activities.”
Learn more about ATC’s role in combating disinformation in Europe