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Difference Day Under the High Patronage of the European Parliament

We are proud to announce that Difference Day has received the High Patronage of the European Parliament. Please find the respected words by the President Mr Antonio Tajani – European Parliament President: “We must make sure that public opinion is not influenced by fake news, which is deliberately disseminated by countries for exactly that purpose when election …

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De oorlog met Desinformatsija

Vergeet kernkoppen, in de krachtmeting tussen Oost en West wordt met informatie gevuurd. Door halve waarheden, leugens of vertrouwelijke gegevens te verspreiden, verstevigt Poetin zijn eigen troon en ondermijnt hij de stabiliteit in het Westen. Read More: DS

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Syria, Skripal and MH17: how Bellingcat broke the news

Eliot Higgins first became known for his investigations into the Syrian civil war, which he published on his blog Brown Moses. Higgins then went on to found Bellingcat, an investigative website that uses open source tools to expose the truth behind global news stories.

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De tragedie in Nieuw-Zeeland: een wake-upcall voor sociale media?

Het is de incompetentie van Facebook, YouTube en andere sociale platformen (ook die van mediaorganisaties bij ons) om hun fora te controleren en te modereren die mee verantwoordelijk is voor tragedies zoals in Christchurch, zegt Tom Van de Weghe.  

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Vooral ouderen verspreiden nepnieuws via Facebook

Onderzoek verspreiding nepnieuws Oudere Facebookgebruikers die weinig links delen, verspreiden vaker nepnieuws dan jonge gebruikers die veel links verspreiden. Read More @NRC.nl

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Malta ‘identifies masterminds’ of Daphne Caruana Galizia murder

Investigative journalist’s murder last year stunned the small island country and prompted international condemnation. Authorities on Malta have identified several people believed to be behind the murder of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, according to local media. The 53-year-old was killed in October 2017 when a powerful bomb exploded in her car as she drove …

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Speakers Corner in Brussels in 2019

WHAT IS THE ORIGIN OF THE SPEAKERS CORNER? After London (Hyde Park) and some other cities around the world, Brussels will have its own Speakers Corner for at least one day, on May 3rd in BOZAR. A Speakers Corner, is traditionally where a speaker can publicly express his/her opinion freely on current affairs, politics, culture, philosophy …

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EU anti-propaganda unit gets €1m a year to counter Russian fake news

East Stratcom taskforce will be funded from EU budget for first time after summit highlights threat from ‘cyber-attacks and fake news’ READ MORE @the Guardian  

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How Saudi Arabia kept contradicting itself over the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi

AFTER more than two weeks of international pressure, Saudi Arabia finally came clean. In its most recent admission, the kingdom claimed journalist Jamal Khashoggi had died after he entered into a fight with Saudi officials who had been sent to meet him. The past 17 days have seen the kingdom’s story rapidly changing, with Riyadh …

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Difference Day Honorary Title 2018: Daphne Caruana Galizia and her Family