A European Commission call for tender has confirmed a European University Institute-headed consortium as lead of the European Digital Media Observatory (EDMO).
Following the second call for EDMO Hubs, the European Commission has selected six new hubs that will become part of the European Digital Media Observatory (EDMO), strengthening the European ecosystem that works to fight disinformation.
This training course will provide a step-by-step guide in investigating disinformation campaigns with OSINT tools, and how to make use of different techniques to perform good investigations.
The EDMO training series aims to support researchers to be able to fulfil this role, by facilitating a number of sessions with invited speakers from the platforms to present currently available resources and datasets for researchers.
The EDMO consortium partner Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom (CMPF) will host a panel discussion titled “EU, US, and Australia’s Approach to Regulating Online Platforms” at the 9th European Communication Conference – ECREA 2022.
EDMO is an independent observatory bringing together fact-checkers and academic researchers with expertise in the field of online disinformation, social media platforms, journalist driven media and media literacy practitioners.
EDMO promotes scientific knowledge on online disinformation, advances the development of fact-checking services and supports media literacy programmes.
EDMO and the national or multinational hubs form a network aimed at countering disinformation and analysing its impact on society and democracy both at national and European level.
In December 2022 six newly established EDMO Hubs were officially announced, joining the eight existing ones launched in May 2021.
This extended EDMO network of hubs constitutes a multidisciplinary community of academic researchers, fact-checkers, media practitioners, digital literacy experts, and other relevant stakeholders. This community engages in detecting and exposing disinformation campaigns including by developing tools and methods to counter online disinformation, organises media literacy activities, and analyses digital media ecosystems across 28 countries in the EU and the EEA. The hubs are independent from any national or EU public authority