Privacy Preserving Detection of Online Misinformation

End-to-end encryption and ethical guidelines for data processing provide security benefits which are increasingly relied upon, therefore interventions to address online misinformation must be privacy-preserving by design.

This project aims to demonstrate the feasibility of a browser-based tool to detect misinformation and intervene in a trustworthy and privacy-preserving manner to protect users.

In support of this work, a typology of the misinformation strategies and associated linguistic constructs that people encounter online will be generated.  In addition the project will address barriers to digital information literacies to build public resilience to untrustworthy content, as recommended by The Royal Society.

Project kick off video

This project is funded by the TAS Hub.