Understanding Narratives of Disinformation in Public and Alternative News Videos

This is the official webpage of the FakeNarratives research project. FakeNarratives is a joint project between the University of Bremen, the L3S Research Center at Leibniz University Hannover, and the University of Leipzig.

The project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

Recent Updates

Tweet from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

February 12, 2022

In a recent video produced by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) about Fake News, Prof. Dr. Manuel Burghardt from the University of Leipzig explains the challenges of tackling misinformation in news videos and the motivation behind our FakeNarratives project.

Project Meeting

February 01, 2022

The first project meeting took place virtually on February 1, 2022. We discussed details for the individual work packages. Specifically, we identified the first steps to collect news datasets that contain videos from public broadcasting channels (e.g., Tagesschau) and alternative channels (e.g., from YouTube).

Kickoff Meeting FakeNarratives