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About CEDMO

The Central European Digital Media Observatory (CEDMO), as an independent non-partisan multidisciplinary hub, aims to identify, research and prioritise the most critical sources and causes of information disorders in Central Europe (mainly the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland). This international consortium was created to propose a set of short and longer-term actions, as well as recommendations to help civil society, public institutions and the private sector respond to the declining trust in key institutions and help society to resist the effect of increasing exposure to mis- and disinformation.

By interacting and coordinating with European Digital Media Observatory (EDMO) and other regional EDMO hubs in EU, CEDMO will contribute to curbing threats posed by information disorders, including disenchantment with the democratic processes, and discord in civil society in Europe, and to building community and nation-wide resilience while protecting information ecosystems.

About CEDMO

The Central European Digital Media Observatory (CEDMO), as an independent non-partisan multidisciplinary hub, aims to identify, research and prioritise the most critical sources and causes of information disorders in Central Europe (mainly the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland). This international consortium was created to propose a set of short and longer-term actions, as well as recommendations to help civil society, public institutions and the private sector respond to the declining trust in key institutions and help society to resist the effect of increasing exposure to mis- and disinformation.

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About CEDMO

The Central European Digital Media Observatory (CEDMO), as an independent non-partisan multidisciplinary hub, aims to identify, research and prioritise the most critical sources and causes of information disorders in Central Europe (mainly the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland). This international consortium was created to propose a set of short and longer-term actions, as well as recommendations to help civil society, public institutions and the private sector respond to the declining trust in key institutions and help society to resist the effect of increasing exposure to mis- and disinformation.

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Musk's X feeds monetization of wartime misinformation - Featured image
Musk’s X feeds monetization of wartime misinformation

Since Elon Musk’s turbulent 2022 acquisition of X, formerly Twitter, the site has restored thousands of once-banned accounts and introduced a paid verification system that critics say has boosted conspiracy theorists.

Article misrepresents study on Covid-19 deaths, ventilators - Featured image
Article misrepresents study on Covid-19 deaths, ventilators

“Nearly all Covid-19 patients who died in hospital during the early phase of the pandemic were killed as a direct result of being put on a ventilator,” claims an article published May 13, 2023 by The People’s Voice, a website formerly known as News Punch, which AFP has fact-checked numerous times for sharing misinformation.

British PM makes misleading climate policy claims - Featured image
British PM makes misleading climate policy claims

“We will never impose unnecessary and heavy-handed measures on you, the British people. We will still meet our international commitments and hit Net Zero by 2050,” Sunak said in a tweet (archive) on September 20, 2023, marking a major climate announcement.

Deepfake videos hawk unproven diabetes cures - Featured image
Deepfake videos hawk unproven diabetes cures

“An American doctor said he would pay a million dollars to anyone who would not cure diabetes with his new drug,” CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer appears to say in a November 6, 2023 Facebook reel. The video then cuts to a purported endorsement from Mehmet Oz, a physician and former TV host who ran an unsuccessful Senate campaign in 2022.

Musk's X feeds monetization of wartime misinformation - Featured image
Musk’s X feeds monetization of wartime misinformation

Since Elon Musk’s turbulent 2022 acquisition of X, formerly Twitter, the site has restored thousands of once-banned accounts and introduced a paid verification system that critics say has boosted conspiracy theorists.

Video does not show Zelensky bodyguard in New York brawl - Featured image
Video does not show Zelensky bodyguard in New York brawl

“Media: One of #Zelensky’s bodyguards brought his chief’s visit to the #US to a vibrant conclusion starting a fight in a bar not far from the UN office because the visitors didn’t want to shout out after him ‘Glory to Ukraine,'” says a September 26, 2023 X post shared by the Russian embassy in South Africa.

War of narratives: Syrian imagery falsely illustrates Gaza - Featured image
War of narratives: Syrian imagery falsely illustrates Gaza

A flood of real images from Israel and Gaza has been revealing the horrors of the conflict that broke out on October 7 when Hamas militants launched an unprecedented attack on southern Israel, but they can vie for attention with misappropriated scenes from Syria’s civil war.

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