During a short practical webinar held on July 10th by memebers of the European Observatory Against Disinformation (SOMA), the NTCenter’s team  who attended the digital event had the opportunity to present to SOMA members the unique De Facto approach. As SOMA is focused on digital tools faciltating fact-checking and tracking of disinformation, we agreed that…

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We are pleased to announce that De Facto has become the latest member of the EU Observatory for disinformation (Social Observatory for Disinformation and Social Media Analysis – SOMA). This comes as a recognition of our work on mis- and disinformation, and will provide a valuable contribution to SOMA’s efforts in fact-checking and tracing disinformation.…

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De Facto goes public in front of educators from 7 countries in just 7 days from now! On January 27, teachers and trainers from seven EU countries meet in Ghent, Belgium, to witness the first ever De Facto training session and workshops. This will be the culmination of years of hard work on development and…

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We are pleased to announce that we have now activated a Facebook group targeted at the wider community of education professionals and stakeholders. In the very short-term, this group will serve as a pre-training launch pad for the 4 “big” training events. These are scheduled for January through April in Belgium, Czechia, Bulgaria and Poland.…

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We are often focusing on how wording, context and biases can constitute disinformation and mislead. On September 25, an article in The Guardian newspaper revealed how the Chinese government is using the popular video-sharing social media platform TikTok to promote their foreing policy interests through targeted censorship and vague rules. Earlier this year TikTok reached…

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In the last few months, while many people enjoy their vacation, we were working on setting up and expanding another communication channel to stay close to our audience. The new De Facto page on Facebook now has more than 1700 followers and the community is growing at a pace. We will be using this channel…

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Deep fake has a somewhat negative vibe. And unsurprisingly so, as in almost all cases it refers to disinformation. Which, by default, means some evil people trying to kill all unicorns and rule the world forever. We already presented a case of use of deep fake for public good – read this post if you…

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The De Facto project partners gathered in Velenje, Slovenia, on May 16-17, to take stock of the activity progress. A very-intensive 2-day session recognised that a major milestone is now reached with the official closure of the work on the new, education-related framework od mis- and disinformation. This framework is now available, conveniently spread along…

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On Apr 9, 2019, there is a somewhat unconventional media buzz across the world. The #MalariaMustDie campaign (https://www.malariamustdie.com) is being launched, with the slogan “Malaria must die, so millions may live”. You may wish to read about malaria (resources provided by the World Health Organisation) and join the campaign. The campaign face is David Beckham,…

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We don’t usually do reprints. But this is a special case, and we will not do a classical reprint. The Guardian published an article with this title on 24th of January, 2019, written — rather masterfully, we think — by Ed Pilkington, the Giardian US’ Chief reporter. Pilkington reminds of some truly astonishing stats brought up…

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