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FAKE NEWS AND REAL PEOPLE – USING BIG DATA TO UNDERSTAND HUMAN BEHAVIOUR

Project description

Distributed computing to rub out fake news

The fight against fake news is real. People worldwide are exposed to large-scale disinformation, including misleading or false information. The European Commission has made it a priority to tackle the spread and impact of online disinformation (defined as ‘verifiably false or misleading information created, presented and disseminated for economic gain or to intentionally deceive the public’). It may cause public harm, threaten democracies, and put EU citizens’ health, security and environment at risk. The EU-funded FARE project will develop a strategy based on distributed computing as well as guidelines for the ethical handling of human-related Big Data. It will answer the following questions: What’s the role of cognitive biases? How does network architecture affect the strength of fake news?

Call for proposal

ERC-2019-STG
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Funding Scheme

ERC-STG - Starting Grant

Host institution

LABORATORIO DE INSTRUMENTACAO E FISICA EXPERIMENTAL DE PARTICULAS LIP
Address
Rua Larga 4 Universidade De Coimbra
3004 516 Coimbra
Portugal
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 499 844

Beneficiaries (1)

LABORATORIO DE INSTRUMENTACAO E FISICA EXPERIMENTAL DE PARTICULAS LIP
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 1 499 844
Address
Rua Larga 4 Universidade De Coimbra
3004 516 Coimbra
Activity type
Research Organisations