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Providing Verification Assistance for New Content

Objective

PROVENANCE will develop an intermediary-free solution for digital content verification that gives greater control to users of social media and underpins the dynamics of social sharing in values of trust, openness, and fair participation. Specifically, PROVENANCE will use blockchain to record, in a secure and verifiable manner, multimedia content that is uploaded and registered by content creators or identified for registration by the PROVENANCE Social Network Monitor. The PROVENANCE Verification Layer will apply advanced tools for multimedia analytics (semantic uplift, image forensics, cascade analysis) to record any modifications to content assets and to identify similar pieces of content. A personalised Digital Companion will cater to the information needs of end-users. To help consumers navigate content and develop digital literacy competencies, an iconographic Verification Indicator will contextualise individual pieces of content with relevant information including when the content was registered, by whom, and any subsequent transactions. PROVENANCE will be co-created with diverse representatives of civil society across four distinct use-cases in the social media domain (citizen information seekers, citizen prosumers, factual content creators, and creative content creators). However, the findings will be applicable to any area in which social media and verification are important. The scientific and pragmatic insights gained through PROVENANCE will significantly advance the state of the art in intermediary-free solutions for content verification, understanding of information cascades and information sources on social media, the openness of algorithms, and user control over personal data. In so doing, it will lay the foundation for a new federated social network grounded in trust, openness, and fair participation. In addition, it will support the development of an observatory on information veracity and social media best practice under the ICT28 CSA.

Field of science

  • /humanities/arts/modern and contemporary art/radio and television
  • /social sciences/political science/government systems/civil society

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2018-2
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY
Address
Glasnevin
9 Dublin
Ireland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 445 136,25

Participants (6)

THE PROVOST, FELLOWS, FOUNDATION SCHOLARS & THE OTHER MEMBERS OF BOARD OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY & UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 399 928,75
Address
College Green
2 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EVERIS SPAIN SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 435 163,75
Address
Camino Fuente De La Mora 1
28050 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
USTAV TEORIE INFORMACE A AUTOMATIZACE AV CR VVI
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 352 800
Address
Pod Vodarenskou Vezi 4 Liben
182 00 Praha 8
Activity type
Research Organisations
NEWSWHIP MEDIA LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 253 750
Address
47 Merrion Square
Dublin 2
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACION CIBERVOLUNTARIOS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 238 906,25
Address
Paseo De Los Olmos, 20, 1º Planta Oficina 5
28005 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria
EU contribution
€ 313 125
Address
Rechbauerstrasse 12
8010 Graz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments