Panagiotis Ntatzis

Neapolis University Pafos – “Keys” for recognizing fake news in the hands of students

April 12, 2024 Fifteen undergraduate students of the University of Neapolis in Paphos learned tangible ways of identifying and preventing disinformation, following an educational initiative by the Social Informatics Research Unit of TEPAK and Fact Check Cyprus, in collaboration with Greece Fact Check. The action took place on 10/4 and is part of the mission […]

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MedDMO’s actions are presented to Journalism students of the University of Cyprus

April 3, 2024 Freshman Journalism students learned the… secrets of combating misinformation as it is carried out within the framework of MedDMO from Professor of AUTH, Andreas Veglis. More specifically, these were students of the Journalism program of the Department of Social and Political Sciences of the University of Cyprus. The students received this information

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EDMO brief #33 is out: Disinformation about Ukraine grows, as does false content about the EU and immigration

March 21, 2024 Disinformation about the war in Ukraine increased by a few percentage points, going from 7% in January to 10% the following month. Disinformation about immigration and disinformation about the EU also increased, even if more moderately. View the month’s monthly report as compiled by EDMO’s fact-checking team here.

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Farmers’ protests gain traction in the disinformation sphere in January

February 19, 2024 The European Digital Media Observatory has identified the increase in disinformation related to the farmers’ protests in many countries of the European Union in January – following smaller rallies in the previous months. As noted in the relevant January brief, several false reports began to inflate the extent of the protests, using

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Event about disinformation held at the University of Malta

January 17, 2024 The migration discourse in the era of fake news, as well as the protection of Malta’s media landscape in the digital age and the fostering of ethical use of AI were discussed thoroughly between academics, researchers, students, and NGOs during a disinformation-themed conference held at the University of Malta last Friday. Ġorġ Mallia

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The Anti-Disinformation Centre ‘Fact Check Cyprus’ was created at the Social Computing Research Centre of CUT

November 20, 2023 The Social Computing Research Centre of CUT (Home) announces the creation of the Anti-Disinformation Centre Fact-Check Cyprus (https://factcheckcyprus.org). This is the first anti-disinformation group established in Cyprus to study and refute false claims. It is the culmination of a collaboration of individuals involved in the fight against misinformation in Cyprus and Greece.

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