Purposes of the Project

The project aimed at developing and testing a prototype tool that supports and speeds up the work of fact-checkers and debunkers by surfacing and ranking potentially problematic information circulated on social media with a content-agnostic approach.


The study was supported by a grant issued by the Italian Ministry of Education and Research (MUR), FONDO INTEGRATIVO SPECIALE PER LA RICERCA (FISR) DECRETO DIRETTORIALE N. 562 DEL 05/05/2020 “Progetti di ricerca di particolare rilevanza strategica, finalizzati ad affrontare le nuove esigenze e questioni sollevate dalla diffusione del virus SARS-Cov-2 e dell’infezione Covid-19”. Project code: FISR2020IP_00327e