DEBUNK The News (Round 3)
This project by DELFI seeks to create a special platform for investigative journalism, which will help to detect fake news and reduce its harmful impact for the society. The innovative tool will allow debunking fake news permanently and stop spreading them out. In the long-term perspective, the project will contribute to the public awareness on disinformation techniques and fake news phenomenon, society’s ability to think critically, and development of the high-quality news industry.
Growing amount of fake news and propaganda is a big threat for news ecosystem in the Baltic countries. As time makes a big impact on spread of the fake content and its effect, there is a significant need to identify and report fake content immediately. There is a need for a innovative tool that helps journalists and experts to detect potentially fake content in real time.