Workshop on combating fake news on the Internet

Posted on April 13, 2018, 3:52 pm
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The European Institute of Communication (ECI), the European Parliament’s Office in Greece and the Athens-Macedonian News Agency, in cooperation with Fight Hoax are organizing a conference-workshop on the subject of Fake News and the technological challenges and risks that affect the citizens’ daily life as well as the institution of democracy.

The workshop will take place on May 3 at 11:00 at the European Parliament’s Ceremony Hall in Greece on the occasion of the World Press Freedom Day. During the workshop issues such: The Next Generation of False News, the role of Artificial Intelligence and machine learning, as well as the Greek tools available to combat fake news.

One of the main subjects of this workshop is also the application that Fight Hoax Greek innovative team has developed. The team is run by Valentinos Tzekas and his colleagues and has garnered global attention as a potential answer to this global problem. This application that has been developed and proposed to the European Parliament, can assess information, within seconds, regarding the reliability of a news piece based on a set of linguistic and statistical parameters.

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