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Fake Risk Escaping through the Empowerment of YOUth (FreeYou) 

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The project is aimed at spreading among youngsters, information and awareness to make them more conscious about:  

• the veracity of information they get  

• how people/companies could use their data  

• potential attempts of manipulation hidden inside social media and YouTube  

FREEYOU is aimed at designing, testing and spreading educational blended resources, making youngsters informed, aware, empowered.  The project will experiment with innovative ways to make youth aware of the risks of manipulation and misunderstanding while using social media and digital tools, to be informed and free to choose and decide, even in front of the insidious deep news.  

With this aim we’ll design, develop and test an interactive educational package for introducing young students to 3 key concepts of the digital information landscape:  

1) fact-checking (social media verification, video/pictures authentication, source checking)  

2) news distribution and amplification (filter bubbles, algorithmic filtering, viral content circulation)  

3) artificial intelligence (deep fakes, synthetic media, etc) 

 

Contact Person: 

Haris Zacharatos 

Email: haris@cellock.com  

Project Info 

Acronym:  

FREE YOU 

Website:  

N/A 

Funder:  

Call Media Literacy for All – DG Connect 

Project Funding:  

€ 238,546 

Duration:  

12 months 

Starting Date:  

01/07/2020 

End Date:  

31/6/2021 

Partners 

MEET – Milano, Italy  

INOVA+ – Matosinhos, Portugal  

CYENS CoE – Nicosia, Cyprus  

University of Thessaly – Volos, Greece  

IDEA Municipality of Alzira – Alzira, Spain 

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