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Countering Disinformation During the Rise of AI: Reflecting on 2 Years of EMIF's Impact


30 Jun 2023 09:00 to 13:00

Event Location


Event Description

The European Media and Information Fund (EMIF) invites you to our event “Countering Disinformation During the Rise of AI: Reflecting on 2 Years of EMIF's Impact.” This event will take place in the Brussels Press Club on the 30th of June, from 9:00 to 13:00. 

Over the course of a successful second year of activities, EMIF has supported 40 projects dedicated to combating disinformation across Europe and awarded a total of 6.4 million euros. To highlight the significant impact that both the fund and its granted projects have achieved, EMIF is hosting this showcase event in Brussels.

Against the backdrop of the fast-paced developments in Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies and their influence on the information ecosystem, a few select grantees will demonstrate how they have effectively countered the harmful effects of AI-generated disinformation or, instead, have leveraged AI to combat fake news online. 

Some of the showcased projects utilise machine learning for social network analysis, providing valuable insights into disinformation networks, while other innovative initiatives employ extended reality (XR) games to enhance media literacy among students, equipping them with the skills to detect deep fakes. . The showcased projects will be:

  • TRUE INFO - EURACTIV Media Network B.V.
  • OMEDIALITERACY - Autonomous University of Barcelona
  • Decoding the Disinformation Playbook - International Press Institute
  • The Disinformation Laundromat - Alliance for Securing Democracy
  • Escape Fake 2.0 - Polycular e.U.

EMIF-funded project Escape Fake 2.0 will give a demonstration of their XR games throughout the entire event with in a special XR room set-up for attendees to interact with.

Date and Place:

30 June 2023 – 9:00 to 13:00 CET

Press Club Brussels

Rue Froissart 95, 1000 Brussels, Belgium


Kindly confirm your attendance by registering here. Do not hesitate to contact if you have any questions.



9:00 – 9:30


9:30 – 9:50

Welcome and Keynote speech

9:50 – 10:25

EMIF Year 2: Progress, Impact, and Lessons Learned

10:25 – 11:00

Escape Fake 2.0 presentation and demonstration 

11:00 – 11:15

Coffee Break

11:15 – 12:30

Project presentations

12:30 – 13:00

Closing conversation