About EDMO Ireland

EDMO Ireland is one of fourteen hubs established as part of the European Digital Media Observatory (EDMO).

Coordinated by Dr Eileen Culloty from Dublin City University (DCU), the EDMO Ireland consortium includes the DCU Institute for Future Media, Democracy and Society (FuJo), TheJournal FactCheck, NewsWhip, and the University of Sheffield.

It is part-financed by the European Union to monitor and analyse disinformation; conduct factchecks and investigations; develop media literacy resources; assess and inform policy; advance tools to detect and analyse disinformation; conduct research; and increase capacity among the community of Irish stakeholders.

The EDMO Ireland Consortium

The Institute for Future Media Democracy and Society (FuJo) at Dublin City University is a multidisciplinary research centre. FuJo works closely with partners from the academic, industry, non-governmental, and policy sectors to develop research-informed responses to the digital transformation of media, democracy, and society.

The Journal is an independently-owned and managed media organisation.with a mix of breaking news, in-depth reporting, opinion, explainers and exclusives. The FactCheck unit was established in 2016 and, since 2017, is the only verified Irish signatory of the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) Code of Principles.

NewsWhip is a real-time media monitoring platform that predicts engagement with stories and topics by analysing millions of social media engagements and hundreds of thousands of news websites. NewsWhip supports leading publishers, academics and NFP’s such as Axios, University of Michigan, Valent Projects and Center for Countering Digital Hate in their efforts to monitor, track and quantify the spread of misinformation.

The University of Sheffield NLP Group is one of the largest and most successful research groups in text mining and language processing in the EU. This project will benefit from expertise acquired during projects like H2020 WeVerify (grant: 825297), H2020 SoBigData++ (grant: 871042), FP7 PHEME (grant: 611233), among others. The named entity recognition and entity linking services developed in the WeVerify and SoBigData projects have already been integrated into the Truly Media platform to support the work of fact-checkers across Europe.