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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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Major Platforms Disinformation Fight Under Scrutiny in new CoP Monitor Report

The biggest platforms claim they take the fight against disinformation seriously, however, the evidence they provide for this claim is lacking. That’s according to the CoP Monitor, a new report led by EDMO Ireland Policy Lead Dr Kirsty Park.  The project was coordinated by the Ireland and GADMO hubs and features contributions from the ADMO and […]

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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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An Explainer: The Code of Practice on Disinformation, the Digital Services Act and Twitter

Twitter made headlines recently when it decided to exit from the EU’s Code of Practice on Disinformation. In response, European Commissioner Thierry Breton took to Twitter to caution the platform, tweeting, “You can run but you can’t hide,” in reference to the Digital Services Act (DSA). Given these developments, many may have questions about the […]

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Submission on EC’s call for evidence on data access in the DSA

EDMO made a joint submission to the European Commission’s call for evidence on data access provided for in the Digital Services Act. You can view the submission here.

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Submission to pre-legislative scrutiny on the Digital Services Bill Ireland

EDMO Ireland made a joint submission to the Joint Committee on Enterprise, Trade and Employment on the pre-legislative scrutiny of the General Scheme of the Digital Services Bill 2023.  The following summarises the recommendations made: Given the extent of Ireland’s role, it is crucial that its DSC fosters an independent, knowledgeable, and fair process for […]

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EDMO Ireland partners speak at event on Disinformation and its Implications for Security and Defence

On Wednesday, Disinformation and its Implications for Security and Defence was co-hosted by the Institute of International and European Affairs (IIEA), an international affairs think tank, and the Belgian Embassy, as a national contact point for NATO. Ireland is not a member of NATO, but does cooperate with the alliance. In such countries, the embassy […]

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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; […]