Pro-fact presented its work to the University of Rijeka: New opportunities for cooperation

Gong, as the leader of the Pro-Fact consortium, together with representatives of the Faculty of Political Sciences in Zagreb, the University of Dubrovnik, and the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, participated in a study visit to the Faculty of Informatics and Digital Technology in Rijeka.

The Pro-Fact team presented its existing results and efforts in the research and understanding of the spread of disinformation narratives, also proposing potential areas of cooperation to colleagues from Rijeka.

Ana Meštrović and Slobodan Beliga, from the University of Rijeka, introduced their Pro-Fact colleagues to their work, notably to the results of the InfoCoV project.

The representatives of all institutions and organizations discussed the possibility of future cooperation and resources pooling, in order to investigate, understand, and ultimately prevent disinformation, while educating citizens about media literacy and advocating the democratization of the Internet.

The project "Pro-fact: Exposure of COVID-19 disinformation narratives in Croatia through research, verification of the accuracy of facts and education" in a multidisciplinary manner and a multisectoral approach aims to understand the disinformation related to COVID-19, its spread and impact on democracy and society. Through research, raising awareness and strengthening capacity, the project comprehensively approaches the social, political and health problem of the spread of COVID-19 disinformation campaigns.

The project "InfoCoV - Multilayer Framework for the Information Spreading Characterization in Social Media during the
COVID-19 Crisis" dealt with research into patterns of information dissemination during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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