Viktoriia Herman


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Check News in One Click: NLP-Empowered Pro-Kremlin Propaganda Detection
Veronika Solopova | Viktoriia Herman | Christoph Benzmüller | Tim Landgraf
Proceedings of the 18th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: System Demonstrations

Many European citizens become targets of the Kremlin propaganda campaigns, aiming to minimise public support for Ukraine, foster a climate of mistrust and disunity, and shape elections (Meister, 2022). To address this challenge, we developed “Check News in 1 Click”, the first NLP-empowered pro-Kremlin propaganda detection application available in 7 languages, which provides the lay user with feedback on their news, and explains manipulative linguistic features and keywords. We conducted a user study, analysed user entries and models’ behaviour paired with questionnaire answers, and investigated the advantages and disadvantages of the proposed interpretative solution.