InVID : Video verification project involving developers, academics and journalists

Short for ‘In video veritas’ (in video, there is truth), InVID is creating a platform that allows journalists to verify video content from social networks more easily.

by WAN-IFRA Staff | September 5, 2017

The EU Horizon2020 funded InVID project embarked on a mission to create a platform to detect, authenticate and check the reliability and accuracy of newsworthy video files and video content spread via social media. Although many initiatives have since been developed to fight fake news, few of them have offered solutions for video specifically:

“One of the most interesting things that has happened in information and communication in the last 15 years is the rise of user generated content (photos, videos etc.),” says Denis Teyssou, InVID’s innovation manager and head of AFP Medialab, who’s one of the consortium partners. “This also comes with the difficulty of verifying this content created by the audience.”

In an attempt to solve this challenge, the InVID platform focuses on digital files as well as contextual and user rights verifications of user-generated video on social networks. InVID started in January 2016 with journalism partners including Deutsche Welle and AFP. AFP, Deutsche Welle and the Center for Research and Technology Hellas had been partners in previous European projects and InVID started from that:

“We discussed a new collaboration around video and we came up with the idea of verification, which was a very interesting field for research and development,” adds Teyssou.


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