Internet culture

Surfing the net, more than half run into fake news

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.

CNE: 74.5pct of students believe online school lacks in quality compared to face to face courses

A consultation conducted by the National Student Council (CNE) among over 11,000 respondents shows that for 74.5pct of them online school lacks in quality compared to face to face courses. According to a CNE press release, the results of the consultations, but also a report with proposals and recommendations will be used in the dialogue with the Ministry of Education.

Prosecutor launches probe into ‘Help Turkey’ social media posts

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."