The theme of this year’s 360/OS is Contested Realities | Connected Futures. Facing generational global challenges and unprecedented technological innovation, communities and countries are struggling to agree on a shared set of facts. Emboldened autocrats seek to undermine the very idea of collective action that underpins the democratic world. While democracy versus autocracy, fact versus fiction, and who should hold power are contested, one thing is certain: our futures are connected. As today’s competition shapes the global system for generations to come, it is up to this community of activists, industry leaders, and public servants to work together to create a rights-respecting, transparent, and representative future for all.
In Brussels, this global community will gather for presentations, workshops, and conversations on everything from countering foreign influence, to building resilient information environments, to the role of the Internet in online movements, and ensuring democratic approaches to a decentralized digital world. You’ll hear from global leaders and innovators at the heart of these issues and more.
Check First CTO, Amaury L. will introduce the 7 June at 2:30 p.m the CrossOver project to the Digital Sherlocks in a workshop “CrossOver: An analysis of recommendation algorithms on social media platforms against disinformation in Belgium”
CrossOver tracks and measures the influence of content recommendation algorithms on social media in Belgium, exposing how they can lead to mis- and disinformation. The project’s team monitors and investigates disinformation operations in both in Dutch and French, working with the media to expose malicious actors and raise awareness among the public and policy makers. This training will be the opportunity to play with the dashboards, experiment with results from specific keywords and compare several social media platforms.
We empower the fight against disinformation. Check First is a software and methodologies company founded by a developer and two journalists. We focus on creating the best tools and practices for the peculiar job of countering and monitoring fakes and influence campaigns, and gain time in the process by fostering collaboration. Our best asset is the complementarity of our founding team, making us approach problems in a comprehensive and innovative way.Our story