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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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EDMO Ireland presents at DSA and Platform Regulation Conference

Kirsty Park, EDMO Ireland’s Policy Lead, recently made an presentation at the DSA and Platform Regulation conference, held at the University of Amsterdam. Collaborating with Rabhya Mehrotra, their presentation delved into the diverse viewpoints regarding data access under Article 40 of the Digital Services Act (DSA). The conference was co-organized by the DSA Observatory, the […]

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Submission to the public consultation on An Coimisiún Toghcháin’s first draft research programme

EDMO Ireland contributed to FuJo’s submission to the public consultation on An Coimisiún Toghcháin’s first draft research programme. The submission contained the following on electoral interference: When it comes to protecting Ireland’s democracy and electoral events, combating online electoral interference is of the utmost importance. We note that electoral interference may be interpreted in different […]

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Invited submission on online disinformation and media/digital literacy to Oireachtas Committee

EDMO Ireland has provided a written submission to the Joint Committee on Tourism, Culture, Arts, Sport and Media on theState’s response to online disinformation and media/digital literacy, including social media and fake news. The submission can be viewed below.

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BE MEDIA SMART COMMUNITY TRAINING PROGRAMME: A SUMMARY

Since early October, EDMO Ireland and Media Literacy Ireland have joined forces to deliver a series of webinars and training sessions to promote media literacy concepts and practices across the country, especially in relation to best practices to analyse and evaluate the information we come across daily. As part of this initiative, EDMO Ireland developed […]

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Expanding the reach of EDMO Ireland’s Workshop in a Box

The Workshop in Box, a media literacy resource developed by EDMO Ireland for the national Be Media Smart campaign, has recently got an Irish version that is available on the Media Literacy Ireland website. The translation was organized by An Chomhairle um Oideachas Gaeltachta agus Gaelscolaíochta (COGG), a government body linked to the Department of […]

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EDMO Ireland partners with Media Literacy Ireland to provide training, webinars and promote media literacy during the Be Media Smart Campaign.

The New Be Media Smart national campaign officially started on the 24th of October and it encourages people across Ireland to ‘Stop, Think, Check’ when they encounter information. Coordinated by Media Literacy Ireland and supported by a wide range of members, the campaign aims to raise awareness of the disinformation problem among the population and provide […]

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Submission to the National Counter Disinformation Strategy’s Public Consultation

EDMO Ireland made the following submission to the Submission to the National Counter Disinformation Strategy’s Public Consultation: Counter Disinformation and protect freedom of speech using a rights based approach This is a rights-based strategy. Measures to counter disinformation must uphold human rights, including the freedom of expression. In addition, all members of society should be […]

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EDMO Ireland presents CoP analysis to ERGA subgroup

EDMO Ireland Policy Lead, Kirsty Park, alongside Stephan Mündges from the GADMO hub presented results from the first CoP Monitor report to the European Regulators Group for Audiovisual Media Services (ERGA) Subgroup on Countering disinformation and strengthening democracy in the digital environment. The CoP Monitor report is based on an international collaboration of 9 academics […]