Alternative facts on TV

The term "alternative facts" was coined by Kellyanne Conway, a senior White House aide in Donald Trump's administration, when she tried to justify a lie by then press secretary Sean Spicer, who claimed that the crowd assembled in Washington, DC for Trump's inauguration in 2017 "was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration" in person in the world (January 22, 2017).

Thessaloniki student arrested over explosive device prank

A 17-year-old student from Thessaloniki, northern Greece, was temporarily arrested last Tuesday for falsely reporting to the police that an explosive device had been placed in his high school.

The school, located in the district of Kalamaria, was evacuated and a bomb disposal unit arrived  to inspect the building.

A question of credibility

Recent reports regarding corruption in the Hellenic Police (ELAS) naturally raise concern among the public. 

It is not yet possible to separate fact from fiction and whether allegations are genuine or driven by clashes between rival groups inside the force.