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!
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.
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.