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In Video Veritas – Verification of Social Media Video Content for the News Industry

Objective

In video veritas, if we divert the old Latin saying: In video, there is truth! The digital media revolution and the convergence of social media with broadband wired and wireless connectivity are bringing breaking news to online video platforms; and, news organisations delivering information by Web streams and TV broadcast often rely on user-generated recordings of breaking and developing news events shared by social media to illustrate the story. However, in video there is also deception. Access to increasingly sophisticated editing and content management tools, and the ease in which fake information spreads in electronic networks requires reputable news outlets to carefully verify third-party content before publishing it, reducing their ability to break news quickly while increasing costs in times of tight budgets.
InVID will build a platform providing services to detect, authenticate and check the reliability and accuracy of newsworthy video files and video content spread via social media. This platform will enable novel newsroom applications for broadcasters, news agencies, web pure-players, newspapers and publishers to integrate social media content into their news output without struggling to know if they can trust the material or how they can reach the user to ask permission for re-use. It will ensure that verified and rights-cleared video content is readily available for integration into breaking and developing news reports. Validated by real customer pilots, InVID will help protecting the news industry from distributing fakes, falsehoods, lost reputation and ... lawsuits.
The InVID platform and applications will be validated and qualified through several development and validation cycles. They will be pilot-tested by three leading institutions in the European news industry ecosystem: AFP (the French News Agency), DW (Deutsche Welle), and APA (the Austria Press Agency), and will create new exploitation possibilities for all consortium members.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2015
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Greece
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 585 000

Participants (8)

MODUL TECHNOLOGY GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 388 250
Address
Am Kahlenberg 1
1190 Wien
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSIDAD DE LLEIDA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 314 112,50
Address
Placa Victor Siurana 1 1
25003 Lleida
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EXO MAKINA
France
EU contribution
€ 258 693,75
Address
234 Rue Championnet
75018 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WEBLYZARD TECHNOLOGY GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 334 687,50
Address
Puchlgasse 2/44
1190 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Condat AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 362 031,25
Address
Alt Moabit 91D
10559 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
APA-IT INFORMATIONS TECHNOLOGIE GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 274 487,50
Address
Laimgrubengasse 10
1060 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE
France
EU contribution
€ 286 693,75
Address
Place De La Bourse 11 13 15
75002 Paris 02
Activity type
Other
DEUTSCHE WELLE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 311 781,25
Address
Kurt Schumacher Strasse 3
53113 Bonn
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)