ReportR - The social impact of fake news (Round 4)

Romania Project type: prototype Association for Social Entrepreneurship „Plus One”


ReportR is a serious game designed to raise awareness of the impact of ‘yellow journalism’ and the role of video and audio manipulation in the future of fake news.

The solution

New advances in artificial intelligence and computer graphics pose important challenges to credible news. The future of fake news is in video and audio manipulation tools able to generate new forms of voice impersonation and face reenactment. ReportR aims to enforce and complement the initiatives of coping with the phenomenon of ‘yellow journalism’ by developing a gamified setting in which people can learn to critically analyse news and relate stories to various social dynamics. ReportR envisions a fictional world full of ethical dilemmas and challenges experienced according to various scenarios which unfold through players’ decisions and actions.