More than 250 academics, professionals, journalists and researchers participated in the “Truth and Trust Online” conference, with public debate on fake news, misinformation, deepfakes and the very notion of confidence being enriched with the latest research and technology from the field of artificial intelligence and fact-checking.
Just a few of the admittedly quite numerous interesting addresses were the talk by Jerome Pesenti, Facebook’s vice president of ΑΙ, and the shared experiences of fact-checking teams from India, Argentina, South Africa and Iran. Also, the presentation made by Judy King, Director of Innovation at BBC Monitoring, and the speech by the director of the Reuters Institute, both conveyed the latest developments and challenges in the field of news verification, while Anja Belz, academic at the University of Bristol, sounded the alarm about the challenges that automation already brings to the newsroom.
MIIR had the chance to present its investigation on automated political propaganda on Twitter. We would like to thank everyone who passed through our “booth” and showed interest in our work, as well as the organizers of the conference for their kind collaboration.