De Facto milestone reached

The De Facto project partners gathered in Velenje, Slovenia, on May 16-17, to take stock of the activity progress. A very-intensive 2-day session recognised that a major milestone is now reached with the official closure of the work on the new, education-related framework od mis- and disinformation. This framework is now available, conveniently spread along a practical and usable axis, at the project website’s results section. The results were approved in English, the project’s working language. The process of translation in all partner languages has started. Language versions will be uploaded as they become available.

Another important part of De Facto’s work sessions at the meeting was to start the creative work on education- and training-related case studies which exemplify both the harmful impact potential and the possible approaches to addressing mis- and disinformation in educational contexts. Now, we structured and designed them already in full alignment with our research and development work on the new framework. And we will complement them with new tools such as detection algorithms, disinformation production kit, and gamified solutions. After that, a series of 4 trainings for educators in February-April 2020 will make sure we transfer these new tools, along with a sound science-based methodology, to practice in schools, universities, and adult training centres.