The Social Observatory for Disinformation and Social Media Analysis (SOMA) will be participating in the “Disinformation in Cyberspace: Media literacy meets Artificial Intelligence” conference, on November 15th, 2019, during the 3rd Media Literacy Week, which is being organized by the Media Literacy Institute (MLI) and Journalists About Journalism, at the Institute of International Relations in Athens.
In more detail, the Media Literacy Institute and Journalists About Journalism are organizing for the third consecutive year the Greek Week for Media Literacy, from November 9th to 15th, 2019, which culminates in the international conference “Online Disinformation: Media education meets Artificial Intelligence”. Following the pattern of the corresponding UNESCO events, the Media Literacy Week aims to familiarize citizens with the verification of both online & offline content they seek, read, reproduce or create themselves, as well as with information shared to the internet to the media and to social networks.
Within this framework, Nikos Sarris, Head of the Innovation Lab of Athens Technology Center (ATC) , and Coordinator of the SOMA project, will introduce the Observatory, its effective strategies on tackling disinformation and the tools exploited by its members to carry out their investigations, in the session “Journalism and Disinformation in the AI era: The value of AI disinformation & counter-disinformation tools and the need for journalistic competence in their use”.
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