Countering Disinformation During the Rise of AI: 2 Years of EMIF’s impact

The event will serve to share the impact of EMIF's work during the Fund’s second year (2022/2023) and showcase the activities of its granted projects.

Countering Disinformation During the Rise of AI: 2 Years of EMIF’s impact

Over the course of a successful second year of activities, the European Media and Information Fund (EMIF) has supported 40 projects dedicated to combating disinformation across Europe and awarded a total of 6.4 million euros.  

To highlight the significant impact that both the fund and its granted projects have achieved, EMIF is hosting its showcase event in Brussels titled Countering Disinformation During the Rise of AI: Reflecting on 2 Years of EMIF’s Impact . During this event, EMIF will share the impact of its work during the Fund’s second year (2022/2023) of operation through presenting its Annual Progress Report, External Evaluation Report, and showcasing of a diverse choice of its granted projects. 

Against the backdrop of the fast-paced developments in Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies and their influence on the information ecosystem, a few select grantees will demonstrate how they have effectively countered the harmful effects of AI-generated disinformation or, instead, have leveraged AI to combat fake news online.  

Some of the showcased projects utilise machine learning for social network analysis, providing valuable insights into disinformation networks, while other innovative initiatives employ extended reality (XR) games to enhance media literacy among students, equipping them with the skills to detect deep fakes. The showcased projects will be:

  • TRUE INFO – EURACTIV Media Network B.V.
  • OMEDIALITERACY – Autonomous University of Barcelona
  • Decoding the Disinformation Playbook – International Press Institute
  • The Disinformation Laundromat – Alliance for Securing Democracy
  • Escape Fake 2.0 – Polycular e.U.

EMIF-funded project Escape Fake 2.0 will give a demonstration of their XR games throughout the entire event with in a special XR room set-up for attendees to interact with. 

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