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The spread of online disinformation is a threat that can deeply affect our society by hampering the ability of citizens to make informed choices, disrupting electoral processes and breaking the integrity of our democratic institutions. Its complexity represents a challenge that needs to be tackled on multiple fronts and through a more holistic approach. On...
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By Hannes Heine | Der Tagesspiegel | translated by Daniel Eck When NATO’s Centre for Strategic Communication in Riga discovered how easy it was to dupe its soldiers online, it has started looking for ways of countering false information, which comes, in large part, from Russia. EURACTIV’s media partner der Tagesspiegel reports. The Latvian forest, not far from the Russian border....
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European Commission - Press release Today the Commission and the High Representative report on the progress achieved in the fight against disinformation and the main lessons drawn from the European elections, as a contribution to the discussions by EU leaders next week. Protecting our democratic processes and institutions from disinformation is a major challenge for...
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Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš, during his speech at “The Riga StratCom Dialogue 2019”, stressed the need to introduce the European level regulation for social media platforms “Social media platforms are used throughout the world in the ways in which they are not intended by their founders. On the one hand, you can find groups of...
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As a part of the European Media Literacy Week a conversation on media literacy took place on 21th March in Trubar literature house in Ljubljana. The event was organized by the Slovene Association of Journalists and Časoris – Slovenia’s newspaper for kids. Participants from media, government, education, and non-governmental organizations addressed the importance of media...
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European Commission – Statement Brussels, 28 February 2019 European Commission published reports by Facebook, Google and Twitter covering the progress made in January 2019 on their commitments to fight disinformation. These three online platforms are signatories of the Code of Practice against disinformation and have been asked to report monthly on their actions ahead of...
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The Riga conference on Disinformation and fake news challenge to democracy, as well as the international survey on disinformation, was only a kick-off activity for a year-long project “Smart E-democracy Against Fake News (SMARTeD​)” On 30th of Nov 8 organisations from 7 EU countries came together to develop a methodology for workshops that will be...
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On 29th of November, 2018, organisation ManaBalss hosted an international conference “Disinformation and fake news challenge to democracy”! What a great event it was with a lots of knowledgeable speakers, fresh ideas and even better audience! During the conference the preliminary results of survey on disinformation and fake news (carried out in 6 EU member...
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