Talk / Overview

The Bruno Kessler Foundation (FBK) officially released in February 2021 the new version od the Infodemic Observatory for COVID-19, launched on March 2020. This work has been recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) to better understand the impact of an infodemic on a global scale. Following the WHO global conferences held on April and June 2020, the scientific community highlighted the need for evidence-based research tools to better understand, monitor and measure the infodemic phenomenon.

Based on artificial intelligence, data science and network science techniques, the Observatory provides in near real time a unique lens on the current state of misinformation and bad information spreading on the popular Twitter microblogging platform.

The platform offers information on the evolution of the COVID-19 infodemic – that is the overabundance of information not necessarily reliable – using a set of indices developed for the analysis of this increasingly worrying phenomenon that is emerging on a global level, which are based on a scientific paper reviewed by anonymous experts published in the prestigious journal Nature Human Behavior.

Talk / Speakers

Riccardo Gallotti

Researcher, FBK

AMLD / Global partners