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Open Distributed Digital Content Verification for Hyper-connected Sociality

Objective

The extreme growth and adoption of Social Media, in combination with their poor governance and the lack of quality control over the digital content being published and shared, has led information veracity to a continuous deterioration. Current approaches entrust content verification to a single centralised authority, lack resilience towards attempts to successfully “game” verification checks, and make content verification difficult to access and use. In response, SocialTruth’s ambition is to create an open, democratic, pluralistic and distributed ecosystem that allows easy access to various verification services (both internal and third-party), ensuring scalability and establishing trust in a completely decentralized environment. The distinctive advantages are: a) avoidance of vendor lock-in through access to configurable combinations of various content analytics and verification services (with support for text, image and video content) via standard Application Programming Interfaces; b) distributed trust and reputation establishment powered by blockchain technology, ensuring immutability and auditability, revealing information cascades and empowering an information veracity observatory; c) integration of lifelong learning approach for detection of new paradigms of fake news; d) easy interaction through a Digital Companion that allows convenient everyday access of individual users to verification services from within their browsers. SocialTruth will benefit: a) Individual users to verify the validity of Social Media content and prevent misinformation spread; b) Media organisations, content authors and journalists to boost their investigative capabilities by enabling improved cross-checking of various multimedia information sources; c) Search engines, Social Media platforms and e-advertising networks to improve information veracity and contribute into a more sustainable and quality-oriented web and social media ecosystem.

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2018-20

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Sub call

H2020-ICT-2018-2

Coordinator

INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Net EU contribution
€ 380 000,00
Address
Patission Str. 42
10682 Athina
Greece
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Κεντρικός Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική

Participants (12)

THALES SIX GTS FRANCE SAS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 497 077,00
Address
Avenue Des Louvresses 4
92230 Gennevilliers
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 213 033,00
ADN-KRONOS SOCIETA' PER AZIONI AGENZIA GIORNALISTICA DI INFORMAZZIONI
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 68 250,00
Address
Piazza Mastai 9
00153 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 29 250,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

ADN KRONOS COMUNICAZIONE SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 33 250,00
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Address
Piazza Mastai 9
00153 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 14 250,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

GMC GIUSEPPE MARRA COMMUNICATIONS SOCIETA' IN ACCOMANDITA PER AZIONI DI GIUSEPPE PASQUALE MARRA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 33 250,00
Address
Piazza Mastai 9
00153 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 14 250,00
EXPERT SYSTEM FRANCE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 373 100,00
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Address
Rue Traversiere 15 17
75012 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 159 900,00
ASOCIATIA INFOCONS
Romania
Net EU contribution
€ 77 000,00
Address
Strada Neagoe Basarab, Nr. 21, Cristian
500209 Brasov
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
LONDON SOUTH BANK UNIVERSITY LBG
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 225 000,00
Address
Borough Road 103
SE10AA London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
London Inner London — East Lewisham and Southwark
QWANT
France
Net EU contribution
€ 320 600,00
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Address
7 Rue Spontini
75116 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 137 400,00
Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
 
TECOMS SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 96 250,00
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Address
Via Del Banco Di S. Spirito 42
00186 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 41 250,00
POLITECHNIKA BYDGOSKA IM JANA I JEDRZEJA SNIADECKICH
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 252 500,00
Address
Aleje Prof. Sylwestra Kaliskiego 7
85 796 Bydgoszcz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Makroregion północny Kujawsko-pomorskie Bydgosko-toruński
ZANASI ALESSANDRO SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 60 375,00
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Address
Via G B Amici 29
41100 Modena
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 25 875,00
DE AGOSTINI SCUOLA SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 88 375,00
Address
Via Giovanni Da Verrazzano 15
28100 Novara
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 37 875,00
Region
Nord-Ovest Piemonte Novara