The professor of Pulmonology at the University of Crete, Nikos Tzanakis, spoke harshly about those who spread fake news about the coronavirus and the vaccine, describing them as "murderers". He stressed that appropriate legal action should be taken to turn such acts into criminal acts, as they affect many people, leading them even to death.
Ljubljana – Almost 90% of Slovenians aged 16-74 used the internet regularly in the first quarter of 2021, show data released by the Statistics Office on Thursday. When surfing the net, some 58% of them (912,340 users) encountered fake or dubious information on social media or news portals and 37% of them went on to check the facts.
News agencies are sources of real, truthful, reliable content, and the support and collaboration between these media institutions are of great importance in the fight against the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and against misinformation, consider the participants in the conference of the Association of the Balkan News Agencies - Southeast Europe (ABNA-SE), with the theme "Media and News Agenc
The role of media experts in countering misinformation in emerging and established democracies during the COVID-19 and the post-COVID period was debated on Monday at the "Two Democratic Societies in Transition: Exploring the Dynamics of a Post-COVID World (# TDST2021)" International Conference, organized by the "Danubius" University of Galati.
In recent years, the world has witnessed an array of strategies and tactics for waging a "new cold war". Propaganda and disinformation are among the most important and powerful instruments in this war. Montenegro is vulnerable to these trends, as well as to the disinformation strategies and tactics imported from other countries.
The Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor's Office has launched a probe into social media posts that asked for foreign help with the hashtag "Help Turkey" amid the massive wildfires.
In a statement on Aug. 5, the prosecutor's office argued that the posts were trying to show the country as "incapable" and "attempted to create panic, fear and concern among the public."
Over 50% of Romanians believe that they have been exposed over the last months to fake news or misinformation, and 52.6% consider that TV channels are the information channels most exposed to misinformation and the spread of fake news, according to a survey conducted by INSCOP.
Ljubljana – The parliamentary Culture Committee reviewed the report of the Broadcasting Council for the past year at a session on Monday, including the council’s recommendation to set down sanctions for fake news in a law. Some of the participants in the debate maintained that would be in contravention of the freedom of speech.
Prime Minister Florin Citu is urging journalists, on Press Freedom Day, to continue to be partners in the effort to rightly inform the people and to make Romanians responsible to getting vaccinated in the largest number.