Principal Investigator: Prof. Rocco De Nicola

TOFFEE (TOol for Fighting FakEs) is an internal project, funded by IMT School For Advanced Studies under the PAI (Progetto di Attività Integrate, Integrated Activity Project) program.

The ambition of TOFFEe is to overcome important limitations of existing social platforms, which often dedicate little attention to trustworthy interaction among peers and to reliability of information. The aim of the project is to increase people’s confidence on the data they get and about who they follow, while minimizing the risk of false information and malicious actions.

TOFFEe will build on expertises in Computer Science for studying the effective paths of data over the net and their sources, Network Science for studying social connections, Sociology and Psychology for studying the dynamics leading to trust fakes, Probability and Statistics for analyzing the widespread of the fakes and their impact. Given the multidisciplinary nature of the proposal, many of the expertises present in the IMT School, well beyond the list of proposers, will be involved.

In this website you will find the publications, the (future and past) events and a brief description of the participants.