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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.

Polio is caused by virus, not DDT - Featured image
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. 

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.

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.

Posts misrepresent Pfizer Covid vaccine's adverse effects - Featured image
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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