Internet culture

Digital News Report: Romanians, interested in discerning between fake and true news

Most Romanians are interested in discerning between fake and true news online, says Raluca Radu, PhD, manager of the Faculty of Journalism and Communication Sciences of the University of Bucharest, coordinator of the European Media Monitor in Romania and rapporteur for Romania of the Digital News Report (DNR) 2018.

Bomb Alert Near the Presidency was False (Updated)

Shortly after 9 am, an anonymous male voice called to report that there was an explosive device around the St.George Church. Police teams i mmediately arrived on site but however, after the check, it turns out that the signal is fake.

The  press service in the Presidency has said the presidential administration has not stopped working.

Cool-headed vigilance

Do you think there will be a war?" people have been asking recently. Rumors or facts about updates to various emergency plans have dominated conversations around the country. The spread of such talk is damaging. The Greek economy is experiencing a fragile upswing and the tourism industry is very vulnerable to uncertainty.

Balkan Countries Most Vulnerable to 'Fake' News, Report

Balkan countries are the most vulnerable in Europe to the "fake" news and post-truth phenomenon, a new report says, blaming media that are highly controlled by the state or business interests, educational deficiencies and low overall trust levels in society.

Those are the main conclusions of the Media Literacy Index compiled by the Open Society Institute, OSI, in Sofia.

A change of mentality

Throughout the crisis, the Greek public has been bombarded with fake news and wacky theories.

Traditional media outlets have come under fire from anti-systemic political forces and citizens in a state of desperation have often preferred the "truth" peddled by conspiracy theorists and websites of an extreme populist bent.

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