Lack of information as a form of disinformation

September 25, 2019

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…

Progress on case studies and other outputs

September 9, 2019

During an intensive 2-day work meeting, with all De Facto partners having gathered on September 5-6 in Palermo, Sicily, we reviewed the progress on the key outputs of the project.…

A new FB communication channel

August 27, 2019

In the last few months, while many people enjoy their vacation, we were working on setting up and expanding anothe communciation channel to stay close to our audience. The new…

Progress check: Disinformation case studies

July 16, 2019

With summer in full swing, De Facto is not on vacation. Partners are working intensively on a set of very specific case studies through which, in a variety of learning…

Deep fake and art

July 16, 2019

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…

De Facto Newsletter #1

June 8, 2019

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De Facto milestone reached

May 24, 2019

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…

Deep Fake AI put to good use

April 9, 2019

On Apr 9, 2019, there is a somewhat unconventional media buzz across the world. The #MalariaMustDie campaign ( is being launched, with the slogan “Malaria must die, so millions may…

Progress check: survey on learning assignment practices gaining traction

March 14, 2019

Our De Facto surveys on the learning assignment practices are getting traction now. The survey which is oriented towards educators has 536 respondents so far, and the survey which explores…

Trapped in a hoax: survivors of conspiracy theories speak out*

January 24, 2019

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…