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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Following the second call for EDMO Hubs, the European Commission has selected six new hubs that will become part of the European Digital Media Observatory (EDMO), strengthening the European ecosystem that works to fight disinformation

02.12.2022
Fact Checks
Fact Checks
Posts falsely claim Joe Biden announced ballot-dumping scheme - Featured image
Posts falsely claim Joe Biden announced ballot-dumping scheme

“Joe Biden announced to the world tonight that they are going to cheat by dumping ballots,” says a November 2 post on Telegram from an account supportive of QAnon. “He asked the citizens of America to ‘be patient’ because ‘it takes time to count all legitimate ballots.'”

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.”

Posts mislead about environmental impact of green energy - Featured image
Posts mislead about environmental impact of green energy

“For those of you excited about electric cars and a green revolution, I want you to take a closer look at batteries and also windmills and solar panels. These three technologies share what we call environmentally destructive production costs,” says the text of a March 12, 2022 Facebook post.

UK did not change Covid-19 vaccination guidance for pregnant people - Featured image
UK did not change Covid-19 vaccination guidance for pregnant people

“BREAKING: The UK is no longer recommending the Pfizer-BioNTech CV19 mRNA vaccine for pregnant women,” says an August 29, 2022 tweet with tens of thousands of interactions. “Also, they recommend women of child bearing age must rule out suspected pregnancy prior to vaccination.”

King Charles did not proclaim Donald Trump winner of 2020 US election - Featured image
King Charles did not proclaim Donald Trump winner of 2020 US election

“King Charles III signs a proclamation stating that Donald Trump won the 2020 Presidential election and is the rightful President by Law. Warns Biden and Kamala to vacate the premises within 48 hours or a state of war will exist between America and England,” a September 10, 2022 tweet claims.

Posts mislead on human consumption of insects - Featured image
Posts mislead on human consumption of insects

A July 29, 2022, tweet that has been shared and liked thousands of times makes the claim, sharing a screenshot of a text saying:  “This is not food for mammals. Only BIRDS can process insect food in safe conditions. Birds digestion apparatus is COMPLETELY different as ours…”

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