During the eleventh edition of the Professor Zbigniew Czerwiński National Scientific Conference “Mathematics and IT at the services of economics” (MIUE 2022), a lecture entitled “Can social media defend against fake news?” was given. The presentation cointained research on the detection of fake news using artificial intelligence methods. This year’s edition of the MIUE conference was held on September 16 remotely.
Disseminating fake news aimed at misleading the recipient and achieving specific benefits (commonly – propagation of fake news) is a pressing problem that can actually harm both individual Internet users (e.g. due to decision making based on false information about health ) as well as governmental and non-governmental organizations.
During the plenary session of the MIUE 2022 conference, representatives of the OpenFact team presented important issues regarding the identification of suspicious posts and the potential of cooperation with fact-checking agencies which verify the accuracy of information on the Internet.