IBERIFIER is a digital media observatory in Spain and Portugal, funded by the European Commission and linked to the European Digital Media Observatory (EDMO). Coordinated by the University of Navarra, it is made up of twelve universities, five fact-checking organizations and news agencies, and six multidisciplinary research centers.
Its main mission is to analyze the Iberian digital media ecosystem and tackle the problem of misinformation. To do this, it focuses its research on five lines of work:
Research on the characteristics and trends of the Iberian digital media ecosystem.
Preparation of strategic reports on threats of disinformation, both for public knowledge and for the authorities of Spain and Portugal.
Development of computational technologies for the early detection of misinformation.
Promotion of media literacy initiatives, aimed at journalists and informants, young people and society as a whole.
Verification of misinformation in the Iberian territory.
IBERIFIER is one of the eight digital media and disinformation observatories approved by the European Commission. The other seven are:
- Ireland Hub, from Dublin City University (Ireland)
- EDMO BE/NL, de Stichting Nederlands Institute voor Beeld en Geluid (Holanda)
- Central European Digital Media Observatory (CEDMO), by Univerzita Karlova (Czech Republic)
- NORDIS - NORdic observatory for digital media and information DISorders, from Aarhus Universitet (Denmark)
- Belgium-Luxembourg Research Hub on Digital Media and Disinformation (EDMO BELUCOX), de Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium)
- DE FACTO Observatory of Information, of the Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques (France)
- Italian Digital Media Observatory, of the Luiss Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli (Italy)