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New EDMO campaign: Be Election Smart

As the 2024 European Parliament elections approach, millions of Europeans will play a crucial role in shaping the future of European democracy by voting. At the same time, widespread disinformation campaigns intended to undermine the electoral process have been detected across the EU.  In response to this pressing challenge, EDMO and the EDMO Hubs launched […]

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Deepfakes and Elections

Writing in The Conversation, Eileen Culloty considers concerns about the role of deepfakes in upcoming elections. We’ve yet to really understand how big an impact deepfakes could have on elections. But a number of examples point the way to how they may be used. This may be the year when lots of mistakes are made […]

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Consultation opens on the National Counter Disinformation Strategy

A public consultation has opened for the National Counter Disinformation Strategy. EDMO Ireland is an invited member of the working group that is developing the strategy. Following five months of meetings and presentations, including presentations by EDMO’s Eileen Culloty and Kirsty Park, the working group came up with a scoping paper. It identifies a range […]

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Media Literacy training opportunities in September 2023

EDMO Ireland is pleased to partner with Media Literacy Ireland in a series of Media Literacy training workshops for community leaders, coaches, teachers and librarians. In today’s media environment, it is very important that individuals have access to good-quality information to make well-informed choices, but unfortunately, not all information has the same value, accuracy, or reliability. Therefore, […]

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EDMO Ireland and FuJo submission to the public consultation on the Junior Cycle Digital Media Literacy Short Course

EDMO Ireland and FuJo made a submission to the public consultation on the Junior Cycle Digital Media Literacy Short Course that was organized by the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment. The development of the DML short course has been one of the most significant achievements for media literacy education in the Irish educational system and this […]

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Why it’s so easy to fall for fake AI images

EDMO Ireland’s media literacy coordinator, Ricardo Castellini da Silva, spoke to RTÉ Brainstorm about fake viral images. After a fake image of Pope Francis in a white puffer jacket went viral, RTÉ Brainstorm wonder what the future holds for judging the veracity of digital images. DCU Professor Alan Smeaton explained that the image was successful […]

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EDMO Ireland presentation on countering disinformation

At the first meeting of the working group that will develop the National Counter Disinformation Strategy, EDMO Ireland coordinator Dr Eileen Culloty delivered a presentation on countering disinformation. The first part of the presentation highlighted key challenges and contexts including how to define the scope of the problem; common misconceptions about public receptiveness to disinformation; […]

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EDMO Ireland contributes to the National Counter Disinformation Strategy

EDMO Ireland coordinator Dr Eileen Culloty has been invited to join the working group that will develop the National Counter Disinformation Strategy. In addition to EDMO Ireland, she will represent the DCU FuJo Institute and Media Literacy Ireland. Coordinated by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sports and Media, the working group includes representatives […]

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EDMO Ireland submission to the National Cyber Security Strategy Consultation

EDMO Ireland and FuJo have made a joint submission to the mid-term review consultation of the National Cyber Security Strategy 2019-2024. The strategy identifies a range of measures to enhance cyber security, support the cyber security industry and research community, and advance Ireland’s international role. Given our areas of expertise in digital media literacy and disinformation, […]

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EDMO Ireland and FuJo call for a deeper focus on media literacy in the new national strategy for education

EDMO Ireland and FuJo made a submission to the consultation on the national strategy for literacy, numeracy, and digital literacy that is being developed by the Department of Education and the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth. The submission welcomes the inclusion of digital literacy in the proposed strategy as the previous strategy, which ran […]