EUNOMIA uses a positive-first approach to the information trustworthiness challenge in social media. It will be a fully decentralised peer-to-peer platform where a blockchain infrastructure will allow a participating user to easily show that they are the original source of a piece of information posted online, whether this is an important news item or just a joke. Also, when a EUNOMIA user sees a post online, they will will be able to show not only where information started from, but also if and how it has been modified in an information cascade visualised at the press of a button.
As different users have different ways of determining themselves whether a piece of information is indeed trustworthy or not from their point of view, EUNOMIA will provide the information of their preference in the way they decide. This may include information that indicates bot activity, such as the ratio of followers to following, and other indicators suggested by the users themselves or identified in the scientific literature.
Citizen participation is actively encouraged in content verification by voting on content trustworthiness. The aim is that the users will take ownership of the problem of disinformation, not to rely on third party fact-checkers or computer software to do it for them. The number of votes will appear as one of the several indicators that the user will have easy access to if they wish to visualise along the information cascade of the post they are viewing.
EUNOMIA will create a social media companion in both mobile and desktop versions, that will visualise on the information cascade the information trustworthiness indicators chosen by the user. EUNOMIA will be tested on new forms of decentralised media because of the privacy-first outlook of their communities, their open-source and transparent nature, and the technological challenge that they entail. EUNOMIA's technologies will be tested in specifically created new instances of Mastodon and Diaspora with users participating for the experimental evaluation.
A partnership of academic, non-private, and state organizations and private business aiming to interrupt the cycle of fake news. A highly complementary consortium of 10 partners from 9 countries.
- UNIVERSITY OF GREENWICH, UK
- IT HUB SRL, Italy
- TRILATERAL RESEARCH LIMITED, Ireland
- SYNYO GmbH, Austria
- INOV INESC INOVACAO - INSTITUTO DE NOVAS TECNOLOGIAS, Portugal
- PANEPISTIMIO DYTIKIS ATTIKIS, Greece
- SIVECO ROMANIA SA, Romania
- EDEX - EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE CORPORATION LIMITED, Cyprus
- OSTERREICHISCHER RUNDFUNK, Austria
- ROCHKO EUGEN, Germany