The Context Aggregation and Analysis tool which aims to assist the verification of User-generated videos posted on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter gained the attention of the visitors who reported that they use these three platforms almost daily and were impressed with the idea that they could use the tool themselves and filter out dubious content. Μost interesting were the examples where we showed how valuable the comments which are left below the video are and how users can use them to evaluate the veracity of a video.
The second tool that was demonstrated, namely the Image Verification Assistant, focused on the problem of tampered image detection and how the user can find whether there are any suspicious areas in an image. There have been several conversations with visitors around this tool and most of them ended up having a discussion about the popular topic of deep fakes. MeVer is currently working on this topic and we hope to present a new tool focused on this new type of misleading content in next year’s Researcher’s night.