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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.
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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 (9)

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IT HUB SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 130 725

TRILATERAL RESEARCH LIMITED

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 280 437,50

SYNYO GmbH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 191 231,25

INOV INESC INOVACAO - INSTITUTO DE NOVAS TECNOLOGIAS

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 353 125

PANEPISTIMIO DYTIKIS ATTIKIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 347 075

SIVECO ROMANIA SA

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 273 875

EDEX - EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE CORPORATION LIMITED

Cyprus

EU Contribution

€ 199 062,50

OSTERREICHISCHER RUNDFUNK

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 103 726,88

ROCHKO EUGEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 63 290,07

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 825171

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 December 2018

  • End date

    30 November 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 942 780,21

  • EU contribution

    € 2 454 799,65

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF GREENWICH

United Kingdom