The conference “Technologies against disinformation 2.0” revealed the current trends in the information war in the digital space, examined methodologies for detecting manipulative content and presented technological solutions developed in Bulgaria to combat disinformation. With the participation of academia, companies and non-governmental organizations, the forum was a significant step towards creating an ecosystem of stakeholders to combat disinformation.
The EU co-funded deployEMDS project was officially launched during the Tomorrow.Mobility World Congress in Barcelona on 7 November. deployEMDS responds to the challenges outlined in the EU Digital Europe Programme and will help make the common European mobility data space a reality. The initiative will cultivate a broad European ecosystem of data providers and users, facilitating the adoption of common building blocks. Over 20 use cases from nine EU countries will contribute to the development of innovative services and applications.
Researchers from the GATE Institute at Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski have produced a research paper using responses to the European Commission’s Strengthened Code of Practice on Disinformation (CoP) published by Google, Meta, Microsoft, TikTok and Twitter, in January 2023. This is the first analysis for Bulgaria of the implementation of commitments under the Strengthened Code of Practice on Disinformation of Very Large Online Platforms (VLOP’s) & Very Large Online Search Engines (VLOSE). It is produced in the framework of the BROD project (for establishment of a Bulgarian-Romanian Observatory for Digital Media) coordinated by GATE. In it, the researchers warn about European elections 2024.
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