Welcome to YouCheck! Project

The goal of the YouCheck! project is to raise awareness of the public at large and the education and media literacy community about disinformation and “fake news” as a threat to democracy.

YouCheck! aims more specifically to empower European citizens with the latest advances in image and video verification so that they can be actors of their own resilience strategies when confronted to information disorders.

YouCheck! will answer such goals by enhancing the InVID plug-in and providing pedagogical scenarios and self-paced tutorials for wider adoption. Fostering citizens’ agency with such technologies and adopting a solution-oriented approach to tackle disinformation appears a most efficient way to change both their understanding of the so-called “fake news” phenomenon and their daily behaviour with regard to information. For such purposes, image and video checking technologies, nowadays reserved to professionals, need to be easily accessible and usable by teachers, students and the public at large through a user-friendly environment as created by YouCheck!.

The project will capitalize on two existing independent EU-funded projects, the free verification plug-in designed by Agence France-Presse within the Horizon 2020 project InVID (2016-2018) and free online training resources developed within the project ECO-LEARNING by partner Savoir*Devenir (France) and UNED (Spain).

The effectiveness of this approach to increase students and citizens media literacy and modify behaviours will be evaluated by the Department of education at Uppsala University (Sweden) in collaboration with National University for Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA) in Romania. Finally the hope is to develop the Youcheck! community of users across Europe and beyond, promoting a human-rights based view of Media Literacy to fight disinformation and promote democracy.

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Summary of results

Summary of results

Youcheck! experimental project consisted in testing the visual verification plug-in InVID-WeVerify (developed for journalists) among a larger population, with two main targets: the adult public and the teaching/student public. In the four European countries considered (France, Romania, Spain and Sweden), self-tutored adult volunteers filled-in an online questionnaire AND students answered a pre- and post-test before and after a 2-hour class intervention with their teachers.

YouCheck – Un proyecto para identificar las fake news

YouCheck – Un proyecto para identificar las fake news

YouCheck! Un proyecto europeo para identificar las "fake news" Sara Osuna-Acedo. Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia Las noticias falsas, popularmente conocidas como fake news, se han convertido en un grave problema para una sociedad como la actual,...

YouCheck! Contra la desinformación y las noticias falsas

YouCheck! Contra la desinformación y las noticias falsas

YouCheck! Contra la desinformación y las noticias falsas Sara Osuna-Acedo. Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia Youcheck! es un proyecto europeo diseñado para sensibilizar a la ciudadanía, en especial a los más jóvenes y a la comunidad educativa, contra la...

Navigating the Romanian ‘Infodemic’

Navigating the Romanian ‘Infodemic’

Navigating the Romanian ‘Infodemic’: A Replication of the Reuters Study on Accessing and Rating News and Information about Coronavirus Nicoleta Corbu, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration Two members of the Romanian Youcheck! team, Alina...

Quand la deeptech entre en scène dans l’industrie culturelle

Quand la deeptech entre en scène dans l’industrie culturelle

Les deep fake et autres manipulations visuelles, vidéos et sonores sont autant de menaces qu'il faut apprendre à détecter et prévenir. Si les algorithmes du machine learning et de l'intelligence artificielle rendent ces nouveaux phénomènes possibles, les deeptechs...

Who’s afraid of fake news? New evidence from Romania

Who’s afraid of fake news? New evidence from Romania

Members of the Romanian team involved in the Youcheck! project have recently published an academic article in the European Journal of Communication , showing evidence of third person effect regarding people’s ability to detect fake news. The third person effect refers...

Deconstructing Zuck’s Deep Fake

Deconstructing Zuck’s Deep Fake

The recent so-called “deep fake” circulating on Instagram involving Mark Zuckerberg allegedly telling the ‘truth’ about privacy on Facebook was another episode of the fearful future of disinformation. Potentially, any celebrity can be caught in an awkward situation or...

A Multidisciplinary Look at Knowledge Resistance

A Multidisciplinary Look at Knowledge Resistance

The complexity of navigating credible, biased and false news Thomas Nygren & Mona Guath, Uppsala University Today, in Sweden, media and information literacy is described as central to education aimed at promoting knowledge, equality and active citizenry. In a...

Media Education in the EU: work in progress indeed!

Media Education in the EU: work in progress indeed!

The yearly MLEG meeting that took place in Brussels on December 11th, at DG-Connect headquarters, showcased a series of very interesting reports as well as some impressive “sensible” practices. Among the reports, to be noted, the Council of Europe Study conducted by  ...

Uppsala meeting

Uppsala meeting

On November 11 and 12, 2019, a meeting of the YouCheck! Project was held in the University of Uppsala (Sweden). In the meeting were present all the partners of the project, represented by: Divina Frau-Meigs by Savoir Devenir (France) Denis Teyssou and Jade Montane by...

Kick-off meeting in Paris

Kick-off meeting in Paris

On July 23 and 24, 2019, the kick-off meeting of the YouCheck! Project was held in Paris. In the meeting were present all the partners of the project, represented by: Divina Frau-Meigs, Pascale Garreau and Sophia Hamadi by Savoir Devenir (France) Denis Teyssou and...

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