The University of Navarra has obtained the support of the European Commission to lead a consortium of 23 Spanish and Portuguese institutions that will create an observatory to investigate digital media and monitor the threats of disinformation. With funding of 1.47 million euros, IBERIFIER is one of the eight regional hubs that will form part of the European Commission’s European Digital Media Observatory.

Within IBERIFIER, the PRHLT team, led by Professor Paolo Rosso, will develop new Artificial Intelligence tools that will help detect false news, analyzing both the language used by the authors of the news, and the emotions that may be behind each text (be it a headline, the body of the news or a tweet) but also in memes or any other type of image.

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