Misinformation

Tzanakis – “Murderers” those who spread fake news about coronavirus

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.

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.

ABNA-SE Conference in Pristina: Collaboration between news agencies - essential in combating fake news

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

Role of media experts in countering misinformation, debated at "Danubius" University International Conference

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.

Montenegro is Turning a Blind Eye to The Disinformation War

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.

Twitter Will Fight Fake News along Top News Agencies

Twitter will collaborate with two of the largest international news providers, Reuters and the Associated Press, to debunk disinformation on its messaging site.

The news agencies will help Twitter give more context and background information on events which create a high volume of tweets.

Twitter hopes this will counteract the spread of misleading information.

Two doctors face consequences due to anti-vaccine sentiment

Ljubljana – Proceedings have been launched against two doctors by the Medical Chamber tribunal due to their contentious statements about Covid-19 vaccination and vaccines, the chamber has told the STA. Unofficially, one of them is a member of an anti-vaccine doctors’ movement.

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