This year saw the 19th edition of the International Journalism Festival in Perugia, Italy. I was there for the fourth time in a row, delighted to attend many sessions in the beautiful Umbrian town, meeting loads of interesting people – old and new.
On day 2 of the festival, which gathers a few thousand participants, I moderated the session “Technology and automation in the fight against misinformation”, which I had also developed and organised. I was fortunate to have with me on the panel:
- Hazel Baker from news agency Reuters,
- Alexandre Alaphilippe from EU DisinfoLab, and
- Guido Bülow from Facebook.
We discussed the role of technology in the verification of digital content, as well as current and future challenges in factchecking. If you are interested in more details, you can watch the entire session here.