The ability to algorithmically spread false information through online social networks together with the data-driven ability to profile and micro-target individual users has made it possible to create customised false content. Fortunately, similar data-driven and AI methods can also be used to detect misinformation and to control its spread.

Dr Gianluca Demartini has partnered with Facebook to:

  • develop automatic fake news detection systems
  • investigate the possibility to generate information credibility literacy tasks that can give people the skills to recognise fake news.

Project members

Associate Professor Gianluca Demartini

Associate Professor
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science