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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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Posts falsely link bank failures with digital currency plan

“Global elites are trying to create a panic as an excuse to transition to CBDC total control,” says a March 12, 2023 Instagram post sharing a clip of InfoWars founder Alex Jones interviewing former Donald Trump aide Michael Flynn, who has promoted a range of conspiracy theories.

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Video misrepresents UN panel’s global warming projections

The video criticizes activists, politicians and the media for treating 2030 as a “cliff edge” for climate catastrophe — and for suggesting there are “12 years left to save the world,” a claim that traces back to when the UN report was released in 2018.

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Posts mislead on how CO2 affects Earth

“Look closely. The effects of CO2 on the planet….,” says a November 27, 2022 tweet from former University of Toronto professor Jordan Peterson that has tens of thousands of interactions.

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Posts misrepresent Pfizer Covid vaccine’s adverse effects

“BREAKING: 86% of children suffered an adverse reaction from the COVID vaccine, according to Pfizer clinical trials,” says a July 15, 2023 tweet from Leading Report, which AFP has previously fact-checked for spreading misinformation.

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Posts misrepresent Pfizer Covid vaccine’s adverse effects

“BREAKING: 86% of children suffered an adverse reaction from the COVID vaccine, according to Pfizer clinical trials,” says a July 15, 2023 tweet from Leading Report, which AFP has previously fact-checked for spreading misinformation.

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Ukraine training exercise misrepresented as staged combat

“‘Ukrainian fighters are very brave and courageous. No one is abandoned,'” says a Facebook post published July 26, 2023. “And, oh, sorry, the camera person got into the shot, let’s do it again! Oscar-worthy actors serve in the AFU!”

Dated footage of freighter fire falsely linked to Israel-Hamas war - Featured image
Dated footage of freighter fire falsely linked to Israel-Hamas war

“Yemen bombed the Israeli cargo ship ‘Unity Explorer’ American military ships and other Western bases came to Djibouti trying to rescue the Israeli cargo ship Unity Explorer, which has now sunk in the Red Sea,” says a December 3, 2023 post on X, formerly known as Twitter.

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