Eileen Culloty, of Dublin City University’s Institute for Future Media and Journalism, reports:
The DCU Institute for Future Media and Journalism (FuJo) will lead a €2.4 million EU project to develop new tools for improving how information is shared and received on social media.
The three-year project, called PROVENANCE, is funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme. The establishment of the PROVENANCE project reflects an acute awareness of the challenges posed for citizens by large scale disinformation, including misleading and outright false information.
Project solutions will make it easier for consumers to evaluate online information by providing a simple, graphical guide – almost like a nutritional label – that will clarify the source and history of a piece of content.