RHETORiC

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Depolarisation of the online news debate with a moderation dashboard

The online news debate on social media has become more and more poralised. Because of the growth in offensive and resentful comments, and the challenge of managing them, different Flemish news websites have already closed off their comment section.

The RHETORiC project aims to offer a solution here by offering news editors and readers tools to help them detect and combat polarisation, and contribute constructively to online debates. 

There are 3 key innovation goals:

  • Design interface elements that present cognitive biases and offer templates for constructive argumentation
  • Enable effective semi-automatic comment moderation tools for both text and images
  •  Create participatory news formats that stimulate online audience conversation

In the project, VRT NWS and Het Nieuwsblad will validate the end result: a moderation and discussion platform. 

 

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Mediahuis, Wieni, Textgain, Tree Company, imec IDLab, KUL Mintlab
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