AI4Debunk: Tackling disinformation with human-centric AI

AI4Debunk is a four-year EU innovation action, funded by Horizon Europe, dedicated to combating disinformation. The project unites 13 partners from eight countries to empower citizens with AI-powered tools. Amidst rising fake news and propaganda, AI4Debunk aims to promote trustworthy online behaviour, echoing the call from the European Commission for AI's wise application.


AI4Debunk's mission is to revolutionise the fight against disinformation by developing four human-centred AI-powered interfaces: a web plug-in, a collaborative platform, a smartphone app, and an Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality interface. These tools will empower users to detect and combat false content, fostering a more informed society. By providing innovative fact-checking resources, AI4Debunk aims to bolster democratic values.


  • Development of four AI-powered interfaces
  • Empowering citizens with fact-checking resources
  • Fostering critical thinking and responsible online engagement


01 January 2024 - 01 January 2028


AI4Debunk employs a holistic approach, engaging media professionals, software developers, and AI experts. Two case studies will validate its effectiveness: Russian propaganda related to the Ukraine conflict and manipulated content on climate change.

Impact on education

AI4Debunk's significance for education lies in its promotion of critical thinking among students. Through playfully designed interfaces, it empowers them to navigate digital media consciously. By promoting transparency and accuracy, the project aims to create discerning consumers of information. These tools not only combat disinformation but also serve as educational resources, reinforcing the foundations of a healthy democracy for the future.

HU researchers involved in the research


EU Horizon Europe Programme under Grant Agreement No. 101135757

Collaboration with knowledge partners

University of Latvia (Latvia) is project coordinator. Other partners are:, Pilot4DEV, University of Mons (Belgium), Internews Ukraine (Ukraine), National Research Council of Italy, University of Florence, CNIT (Italy), Barcelona Supercomputing Center (Spain),  DOTSOFT (Greece), University of Galway, F6S Innovation (Ireland) en Innovative Power (Netherlands).