The impact of disinformation on our lives, starting from the pandemic crisis and the war in Ukraine, and the strategies to curb the issue through multidisciplinary approaches are the focus of International Fact Checking Day, United Against Disinformation, the meeting organised today by the Italian Digital Media Observatory (IDMO), the first Italian observatory that supports and implements the work of the European Digital Media Observatory (EDMO) on the impact of fake news and the dissemination of good practices in using digital media.
As one of IDMO’s partners, TIM is taking part in the event with a panel featuring TIM Data Room, the TIM Group unit that analyses data from the Internet on a daily basis and, using the most advanced data science techniques, extracts information and forecasts that are essential for making informed and effective decisions. The panel will be led by Mariano Tredicini, Head of TIM Social Platform & Analysis, together with Livia De Giovanni, Professor of Statistics at LUISS [the Free International University of Social Studies], and Lorenzo Federico, researcher at LUISS Data Lab.
The day will also be attended by many other IDMO guests and stakeholders, including RAI, T6 Ecosystems, Tor Vergata University, GEDI Group, NewsGuard, Pagella Politica, as well as representatives of institutions, academia, the world of information and journalism, and also representatives of foreign diplomatic institutions and the armed forces.
Register here to follow the event remotely.
TIM also contributes to IDMO's activities through the Appuntamento con i Digital Media (A Date with Digital Media) project, a training programme dedicated to students and teachers in middle and secondary schools, launched last March with the aim of providing the tools to become net citizens, developing a critical spirit to combat online misinformation and increase new communication skills through digital media.
The first event of the course, L’ABC del digitale (The ABCs of Digital), involved thousands of students who actively participated with questions, curiosity and answers to tests, showing great interest. The second of the four live seminars is scheduled for 6 April, with Siamo tutti creatori (We Are All Creators), to reflect and learn about the methods, languages and effects of content creation for the web. On IDMO’s Education page (www.IDMO.it), you can find the full project schedule, register for classes and watch the webinars on demand.