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EDMO Online Training: “The InVID-WeVerify verification toolbox”

EDMO Online Training: “The InVID-WeVerify verification toolbox”

Wednesday, 6 December 2023, 16:00-17:30 CET (online)

The European Digital Media Observatory (EDMO) is pleased to offer this online training module on “The InVID-WeVerify verification toolbox”, organised in collaboration with the Observatoire de l’Information et des médias (DE FACTO), the Ireland Hub and the project.

During the training, participants will learn how to master the use of the InVID-WeVerify verification toolbox, including the advanced tools reserved for fact-checkers, journalists and researchers fighting disinformation. Trainers will share tips about recent improvements integrated into the plugin. Participants will get insights about new features, such as a synthetic media detector from the project and will be granted access to this beta release.

Target audience:

The training is open to stakeholders working to tackle disinformation including journalists, fact-checkers, and government representatives. Further editions of this training module will be repeated on a regular basis.


Denis Teyssou | InVID-WeVerify plug-in, Agence France-Presse, Paris Nanterre University

Prof. Kalina Bontcheva | Sheffield University

Applications are now closed

This training is part of a series of residential and online training modules organized by EDMO. For more information, visit

Meet your trainers

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Kalina Bontcheva
Sheffield University

Prof. Dr. Kalina Bontcheva leads the Natural Language Processing Group at the University of Sheffield. She is also a member of Sheffield’s Center for Freedom of the Media and Senior Research Leader at the Big Data and Smart Society Institute in Bulgaria. Between 2014 and 2016 Bontcheva conceived and lead the PHEME project, which was amongst the first to study computational methods for AI-based analysis of disinformation in social media. She is currently the scientific director of the project and previously – that of WeVerify.

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Denis Teyssou
InVID-WeVerify plug-in, Agence France-Presse

Journalist managing AFP Medialab R&D, Denis is the founder of the InVID-WeVerify verification plugin, named after two EU Horizon 2020 projects InVID (on video verification) and WeVerify (on multimodal verification), where he served as innovation manager. He’s now participating in the new Horizon project (Artificial Intelligence vs disinformation).

Denis Teyssou is a senior journalist managing Agence France-Presse (AFP) Medialab and a PhD candidate in Information Sciences at Paris Nanterre University. He is the innovation manager of the project (VERificiation Assisted by Articial Intelligence; 2022-2025) and is the founder of the InVID-WeVerify verification plugin. Denis has co-edited the book Video Verification in the Fake News Era (2019, Springer) and co-authored the UNESCO report Balancing Act: Countering Digital Disinformation While Respecting Freedom of Expression (2020).

Prof. Dr. Kalina Bontcheva is an EDMO Advisory Council member, researching AI methods for detection and analysis of online disinformation. She has leadership roles in the EC-funded project, and the EDMO Ireland and BROD Hubs.

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