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User-oriented, secure, trustful & decentralised social media

Objective

EUNOMIA is a fully decentralised, intermediary-free and open-source solution for addressing three key challenges: which social media user is the original source of a piece of information; how this information has spread and been modified in an information cascade; and how likely it is to be trustworthy. Although its innovations are applicable across any social network, its design philosophy makes it ideal for evaluation on similarly open, decentralised and federated new social media networks, thus contributing against accumulation of power in the large social media intermediaries located outside Europe. EUNOMIA actively encourages democratic citizen participation in content verification by allowing voting on content trustworthiness and influencing the reputation of content generators and sharers. It combines information cascade verification with information trustworthiness scoring, benefitting from blockchain technology to ensure transparency of the scoring process and that information has not been modified in a cascade. It also places emphasis on ensuring that trustworthiness information is communicated transparently and accessibly. A General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliant and ethically responsible digital companion running as a local app on the user’s device encourages the involvement of each user, while also carrying out the background processing for scoring and verifying content, and crucially for visualizing to the user. EUNOMIA uses social-science based co-design methodologies acknowledging and integrating users’ experiences of social media, specifically in how they use and trust the information they interact with. EUNOMIA’s versatility will be evaluated with large communities in social journalism and traditional media, as well as the largest user community of the most popular decentralised social media networks.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/computer security/data protection
  • /humanities/philosophy, ethics and religion/philosophy
  • /social sciences/media and communications/journalism

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2018-2
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF GREENWICH
Address
Old Royal Naval College, Park Row, Greenwich
SE10 9LS London
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 512 251,45

Participants (10)

IT HUB SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 130 725
Address
Via Dante 4
20123 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TRILATERAL RESEARCH LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 280 437,50
Address
Fdw House Blackthorn Business Park Coes Road
Dundalk Louth
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SYNYO GmbH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 191 231,25
Address
Otto-bauer-gasse 5/14
1060 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INOV INESC INOVACAO - INSTITUTO DE NOVAS TECNOLOGIAS
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 353 125
Address
Rua De Alves Redol 9
1000-029 Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations
PANEPISTIMIO DYTIKIS ATTIKIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 347 075
Address
Petrou Ralli Kai Thivon
12244 Aigaleo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SIVECO ROMANIA SA

Participation ended

Romania
EU contribution
€ 91 958,62
Address
Soseaua Bucuresti-ploiesti 73-81 Complex Victoria Park Corp Cladire C4 Sector 1
013685 Bucuresti
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EDEX - EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE CORPORATION LIMITED
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 199 062,50
Address
Makedonitisas Avenue 46
1700 Nicosia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
OSTERREICHISCHER RUNDFUNK
Austria
EU contribution
€ 103 726,88
Address
Wurzburggasse 30
1136 Wien
Activity type
Other
ROCHKO EUGEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 63 290,07
Address
Salvador-allende-platz 3
07747 Jena
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SOFTWARE IMAGINATION & VISION SRL
Romania
EU contribution
€ 181 916,38
Address
Soseaua Bucuresti-ploiesti 73-81 Complex Victoria Corp Cladire C4 Etaj 2
013685 Bucuresti
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)