Title: Combating fake news in social networks through the active participation of users: the approach of EUNOMIA project

Authors: Panagiotis Monachelis; Lazaros Toumanidis; Panagiotis Kasnesis; Charalampos Patrikakis

Addresses: Faculty of Engineering, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, University of West Attica, 122 41, Greece ' Faculty of Engineering, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, University of West Attica, 122 41, Greece ' Faculty of Engineering, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, University of West Attica, 122 41, Greece ' Faculty of Engineering, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, University of West Attica, 122 41, Greece

Abstract: With the rapid expansion of social networks, one of the most critical issues that have been emerged is the spread of fake news. The technology of blockchain in a combination of peer-to-peer networks can deal with the privacy and ownership of the users providing a tool that can overcome the issue of misinformation encouraging users to participate in a procedure of content's evaluation. This solution is proposed by EUNOMIA project, funded under H2020 research funding program of EU. The architecture adopted in the project in order to enable the users to actively engage in the detection of fake news, identify the provenance of information and protect their network from misinformation is presented here.

Keywords: decentralised social networks; blockchain; human as trust sensor; fake news; social networks; misinformation; peer-to-peer networks; content evaluation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEG.2022.10043397

International Journal of Electronic Governance, 2022 Vol.14 No.1/2, pp.131 - 144

Received: 12 Oct 2020
Accepted: 03 Aug 2021

Published online: 06 Jun 2022 *

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