Transatlantic Periscope

The Transatlantic Periscope is an interactive, multimedia tool that brings together expert commentary, high-quality media coverage, official policy documents, quantitative data, social media posts, and gray literature.

The Transatlantic Periscope uses an innovative, multifaceted methodology to collect its wide array of important news, opinion and analysis about the transatlantic relationship. The methodology incorporates artificial intelligence (AI) and human curation by leading international-affairs experts. With a focus on the bilateral relationships between the United States, and European Union member states, and the United Kingdom, the AI feature identifies content based on a set of select, geopolitical keywords and concepts. The Bertelsmann Foundation is partnering with in-country experts from respected research organizations and academic institutions for the human element. Curation partners manually publish and refine the platform's content by reviewing the AI-identified material and making a final determination about its inclusion.

In an era of widespread misinformation and disinformation, the Transatlantic Periscope offers reliable subject matter about the alliance between the U.S., EU, and U.K. The first module to be released focuses on the bilateral relationship between the U.S. and France. Upcoming releases in the coming months will include the modules for Spain, Germany, Poland, Greece, and Ireland.

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