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The European Fact-Checking Standards Network launched an open consultation

The European Fact-Checking Standards Network (EFCSN) project has launched an open consultation to gather opinions and insights from academics and researchers on how to develop a European Code of Professional Integrity for fact-checkers and OSINT operations. Supported by the European Commission, the EFCSN project is led by six European fact-checkers with the aim of defining […]

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Recent factchecks and disinformation news from TheJournal

In March, TheJournal published the following factcheck investigations:   Debunked: These are not celebrity reactions to Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars FactFind: Is the carbon tax on home heating oil an excise duty – and could it be cut? Debunked: No, this is not an 8-year-old Ukrainian girl confronting a Russian soldier. Debunked: […]

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The rise of fake factchecks

With Russian actors promoting fake factchecks, TheJournal questions whether they are effective. Brianna Parkins spoke to Tom Southern from the Centre for Information Resilience and Kirsty Park from the DCU FuJo Institute. Read the post here on TheJournal.ie.

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EDMO creates an archive of Ukraine war factchecks

As European fact-checkers focus attention on the war in Ukraine, EDMO has created an archive for fact-checked disinformation detected in the EU. The archive will be updated periodically with fact-checks conducted by EDMO’s fact-checking network. Fact-checks can be filtered by date, keyword, or EU member state. It includes fact-checks by TheJournal FactCheck, a partner of […]

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Recent factchecks and disinformation news from TheJournal

In February, TheJournal published the following factcheck investigations:   FactCheck: Sign up to The Journal’s monthly newsletter about misinformation trends FactCheck: Has Sinn Féin objected to the construction of 6,000 houses? FactCheck: A claim that Covid -19 vaccines don’t stop transmission of the virus is misleading FactCheck: Is the Protocol costing Northern Ireland’s economy £2.5 million […]

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NewsWhip offer free access to those combating disinformation about the Ukraine invasion

EDMO partner NewsWhip have offered free access to NewsWhip Spike to any journalists, academics or NGOs combating disinformation about the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Spike quantifies engagement with content and narratives on major social media platforms (Facebook, Reddit, Twitter, YouTube) and the open web to predict which stories are gaining traction and influence. NewsWhip CEO […]

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Factcheckers brace for a wave of war disinformation

TheJournal reports on the role of factcheckers as the Russian invasion of Ukraine escalates. Factcheckers across Europe are braced for a targeted wave of false news. The EDMO page tracks in real time how many European fact-checks are completed on the Ukranian conflict. In the first 14 hours of the conflict, 34 claims, mostly videos […]

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Job Alert: EDMO Ireland seeks a postdoc researcher in media literacy

EDMO Ireland is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to work on an EU-funded project linked to the European Digital Media Observatory (EDMO). The researcher will be based in DCU’s Institute for Future Media, Democracy and Society (DCU FuJo) He/she will undertake research on media/information literacy needs in relation to disinformation and develop media/information literacy resources in […]

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Role of EDMO highlighted in Oireachtas Committee discussing disinformation

EDMO Ireland coordinator Dr. Eileen Culloty was invited to present expert testimony to a Joint Oireachtas Committee meeting on online disinformation and media literacy in relation to the new Online Safety and Media Regulation (OSMR) Bill. Eileen spoke alongside Media Literacy Ireland Co-Chair Prof. Brian O’Neill and National Coordinator Martina Chapman, while Professor Mary Aiken […]

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Recent factchecks and disinformation news from TheJournal

In January, TheJournal published the following factcheck investigations:   ​​Debunked: No, the CDC is not selling $4.6 billion worth of vaccines each year Debunked: No, mask mandates are not a ‘war crime’ that break the Nuremberg Code FactCheck: Did a study say anyone who’s had a cold is sufficiently protected against Covid-19? Debunked: No, this politician […]