About fake news, hate speech and the future of our opinions

Cartesio is a research project resulting from the collaboration between the Italian Authority for Communications Guarantees (AGCOM), the Sony Computer Science Labs (CSL) of Paris – technological partner – and the Physics Department of the University of Rome “La Sapienza”. Cartesio aims to study the online information system as seen from the users’ perspective, through an open experience.

Through the direct participation of citizens, Cartesio provides an opportunity to understand how some social phenomena are perceived, how information is evaluated and what are the priority topics for citizens, in total respect of privacy and different opinions.

CARTESIO experience

Proposing itself, moreover, as a transparent research initiative, at the end of the project the results will be made public and disseminated and the research data will be made available in aggregated form and in open data format.

You can play through the online platform or by downloading the App. Simply register (completely anonymously), choose the topics of interest and start the experience, freely providing your subjective assessment of the quality of the information received.

At the end of the experience, you will have more information about the quality of the information perceived during the experience and the perception of other participants, and you will see an elaboration of your personal profile of doubt. In addition, by repeating the experience over time, it will also be possible to observe how these perceptions evolve.