Disinformation Early Warning Data Tool (DEWARD)
DEWARD is a citizen-informed data-driven service that provides fact-checking organisations, researchers, and other stakeholders with timely information about emerging and potential disinformation campaigns relating to gender, migration, and climate change.
The fact-checker Maldita.es will partner with the innovative social understanding service, Citibeats to integrate the Maldita.es Disinformation Management System (DMS) – a unique crowdsourced database monitoring disinformation trends – with the Citibeats ethical social understanding platform to create an early warning alerts service. Monitoring social conversations in the Citibeats platform cross-referenced with the DMS citizen disinformation tips, we will provide DMS users with warnings about emerging misinformative content or social conversations that have the potential to produce disinformation. Meanwhile, a disinformation tagging tool will be integrated into the Citibeats platform to visibilise misinformation use in social discussions, and facilitate investigation of disinformation’s role in broader public debates.
Maldita.es is a non-profit foundation and media outlet that fights misinformation in Spanish and promotes transparency through fact-checking, media literacy, and data journalism. Its mission is to provide citizens with tools, technology and information so that they can make informed decisions.
Citibeats leverages citizens’ real-time feedback to help make informed decisions and anticipate societal needs. Through ethical AI that uses natural language processing and machine learning to process large quantities of data, Citibeats gathers actionable insights into the population’s concerns.