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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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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.

Claims of security risk in iPhone's NameDrop feature are misleading - Featured image
Claims of security risk in iPhone’s NameDrop feature are misleading

“BE Aware! If you have an iPhone and have done the recent iOS 17 update, they have set a new feature called NameDrop to default to ON. This allows the sharing of contact info just by bringing your phones close together,” says digital creator Samantha Couturier in a November 26, 2023 Facebook post.

Celine Dion's Stiff-Person Syndrome diagnosis unrelated to Covid vaccine - Featured image
Celine Dion’s Stiff-Person Syndrome diagnosis unrelated to Covid vaccine

“In Pfizer’s own document. Trying to knock down the population…. Well they are doing it. Someone tell Celine Dion because you know the doctors will deny it has anything to do with medication’s or vaccines even if it’s on their list of side effects,” says a December 10, 2022 Instagram post.

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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.

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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. 

Antihistamine not recommended to gain weight - Featured image
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.

Antihistamine not recommended to gain weight - Featured image
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.

Apeel food additive is safe, health authorities say - Featured image
Apeel food additive is safe, health authorities say

“Apeel is the latest food tech from Bill Gates! It’s designed as an edible film to keep produce from going bad,” says an April 20, 2023 tweet. “Do you trust it to be safe!? I would avo!d it like the pl@gue!”

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