De Facto milestone reached

May 24, 2019

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…

Deep Fake AI put to good use

April 9, 2019

On Apr 9, 2019, there is a somewhat unconventional media buzz across the world. The #MalariaMustDie campaign (https://www.malariamustdie.com) is being launched, with the slogan “Malaria must die, so millions may…

Progress check: survey on learning assignment practices gaining traction

March 14, 2019

Our De Facto surveys on the learning assignment practices are getting traction now. The survey which is oriented towards educators has 536 respondents so far, and the survey which explores…

Trapped in a hoax: survivors of conspiracy theories speak out*

January 24, 2019

We don’t usually do reprints. But this is a special case, and we will not do a classical reprint. The Guardian published an article with this title on 24th of…

De Facto Surveys Launched

January 18, 2019

We are now officially launching two De Facto surveys to collect information on the practices and attitudes related to sourcing and using different types of information. We are focusing on…

De Facto now liaises with the European Commission

December 27, 2018

A few months in our work, we took some time to write about our concerns and suggestions on tackling disinformation and its impact on education and training systems in letters…

The 1884 science fiction novel which redefines cognitive reality with an Euclidean touch

November 6, 2018

Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions. It is a science fiction novel which mathematicians love. Also physicians, architects, designers, abstractionists. Written in London by Edwin A. Abbott, a school principal…

Picture supremacy

October 28, 2018

In 2016, Nick Nelson, Netflix’s Global Manager of Creative Services, reportedly said: “We conducted some consumer research studies that indicated artwork was not only the biggest influencer to a member’s decision…

Faster and Deeper?

October 24, 2018

A brief notice from a MIT research team on the spread of true and false news online which focused on Twitter news stories was published in March 2018 (full-text publication…

Factoid, or how a word could mean two opposite things

October 22, 2018

If you read these three randomly selected dictionary entries, you may feel a bit disoriented. Is it not a dictionary’s main purpose to provide accurate definition(s) of a word? And…