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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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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.

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Posts misrepresent reports in WHO vaccine safety database

“According to WHO’s own data, more than 5,000,000 people are suspected to have been harmed by the COVID vaccines. The exact number today is 5,026,245 people, including tens of thousands of deaths,” said Tess Lawrie in an April 29, 2023 tweet. 

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Antihistamine not recommended to gain weight

Across Instagram, TikTok and YouTube, women and girls wanting to increase the size of their chests, hips and thighs discuss how they have “tried everything” to gain a few pounds without success until they discovered a “miracle product” which allowed them to go from 110 to 135 pounds in a matter of weeks.

Posts falsely claim Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine dangerous during pregnancy - Featured image
Posts falsely claim Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine dangerous during pregnancy

“Remember, ‘The vaccine is safe for pregnant women’- let me introduce the paperwork dumped by Pfizer, 50k pages. Now we know why they wanted to keep this hidden for 50+years,” says a May 4, 2022 tweet. It includes an image of vaccine guidance, with red underline to highlight: “COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine BNT126b2 is not recommended during pregnancy.”

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Polio is caused by virus, not DDT

“Polio stopped when they stopped dousing the population woth DDT not some injection,” said a misspelled Instagram post on January 22, 2023. 

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