About the Campaign

Disinformation, propaganda, and “Fake News” have always existed. But why should we worry about that at all?

What makes it different today is its rapid dissemination and global reach. The spread of false information is being deliberately weaponised by the enemies of freedom. It’s being used to degrade public trust in democratic and state institutions, the media and to intensify social division, resentment and fear.

The campaign FreedomFightsFake empowers citizens around the globe to think critically and “pre-bunk” disinformation!

How can we detect which claims are (deliberately) false?
In what ways can we counter the global phenomenon of disinformation?
What is the state of media freedom around the world and how can we strengthen it?

Join us as we search for answers to these questions among others and let’s work together against disinformation!

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Future of journalism

SNOPES and the end of Fake News

SNOPES is the oldest independent fact-checking website in the USA. Despite its success, the founder is wary of premature congratulations and the misuse of the term fake news.

The Voice of the Future: Vox and Explanatory Journalism

World events are increasingly convoluted and journalism needs to adapt. The US- based news organization Vox has pioneered an approach that presents complex topics in small, comprehensible segments, counteracting the escalation of debates in the process.

Email: the Future of Journalism?

Censorship, political oppression and mistrust of established media damage freedom of the press worldwide. Economic pressure is another, often overlooked factor. A recent project using old-fashioned methods could be a game-changer for journalism.

What defines Disinformation

We discussed the effects of disinformation and the current health crisis on modern journalism and the way in which these strategies have changed over the years with Aleksandar Milosevic, a Serbian journalist who aims to combat the credibility crisis of the modern press.

Hidden in Plain Sight

During the Corona crisis, censorship and political influence in the press have been on the rise, as exemplified by China and Hungary. A recent project to make critical journalism publicly available worldwide uses a novel platform: Minecraft.

A necessary controversy: Defining "fake news"

Two years after Trump’s inauguration, three years after the start of Duterte’s presidential campaign, the controversy over the use of the term “fake news” to refer to the most familiar form of disinformation continues.

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