Dr. Scott Hale and Pierre Conti will share their expertise and insights at this year’s GlobalFact hybrid conference. 

GlobalFact 10 is the ten-year anniversary of the Global Fact-Checking Summit hosted by the International Fact-Checking Network(IFCN) at the Poynter Institute in collaboration with SNUFactCheck. As an organization that builds digital media tools for technologists, newsrooms, fact-checkers, public health professionals, NGOs, and academic institutions, we at Meedan are excited to share some of our misinformation work with the GlobalFacts audience this upcoming June in South Korea. 

Below is the list of sessions from our team:

Fact-checking on messaging services: Brazilian coalition workows and learnings during the 2022 national election

This session brings together some of the key members of the Confirma coalition to share learnings and insights on building interventions to address misinformation related to elections. The panelists will share snapshots of the process of coming together as a coalition, using collaborative tools for data sharing and ensuring that citizens have access to critical information on the voting process. The session will feature Pierre Conti, Director of Product at Meedan, Bruno Favero, Director of Innovation for Aos Fatos, and other partners from the Confirma project.

When: 3:30 p.m. KST / June 29, 2023

Fact-checking in the era of generative AI: Risks and opportunities

ChatGPT and other generative AI models present many perils for misinformation but also opportunities to aid human-led misinformation response. This presentation will first demystify generative AI models like ChatGPT by explaining in an accessible way how they are built and trained. It will then examine ways these models might increase misinformation inadvertently in general use or be purposely exploited by malicious actors. Finally, the presentation will discuss ways generative AI models could positively contribute to human-led fact-checking efforts. The presentation will be led by Dr. Scott Hale, University of Oxford natural language processing scholar and Director of Research at Meedan.

When: 12:00 p.m. KST / June 30, 2023

Context marketplace – Emerging revenue models for fact-checkers

This ten minute presentation will show how Meedan built a network of fact-checkers and journalists to monitor the 2022 elections in the Philippines, the U.S., and Brazil. It will also explain the technology they used to collect and analyze data from various sources, and how this data can help newsrooms create new business models on the context marketplace. The presentation will be led by Pierre Conti, Director of Product at Meedan. 

When: 12:00 p.m. KST / June 30, 2023

To add these sessions to your calendar, check out the GlobalFact 10 Agenda.