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SEE Check: Support to fact-checking of the attack on Ukraine and to our colleagues

Russia’s attack on Ukraine, which violated international law and launched destabilization processes with unforeseeable consequences, was preceded by numerous disinformation and propaganda campaigns launched with the aim of justifying aggression against a sovereign state.

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Serbian Media Claims Vučić Lashed Out Over Flag Issue; UN Denies Incident Occurred

Original article (in Serbian) was published on 24/5/2024; Author: Stefan Kosanović Prior to attending the United Nations General Assembly, where the Srebrenica Resolution was voted on, Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić was depicted by tabloids as a superhero embarking on a ‘challenging and difficult’ journey. Following the adoption of the Resolution, he wore the Serbian tricolor as […]

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Is it Possible for Anyone in the 21st Century to Hold the Title of Samurai?

Original article (in Serbian) was published on 18/5/2024; Author: Ivan Subotić “It is impossible to become a samurai in the 21st century”, a reader wrote to us and brought attention to an article published by Nova about a man who is supposedly “the only one in the Balkans who holds the title of samurai”. The man […]

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Old Plane Wreckage Photo Misidentified as Site of Iranian President’s Fatal Crash

Original article (in Bosnian) was published on 22/5/2024; Author: Irna Halilović A photo of a school plane that crashed in 2020 has resurfaced in several web articles and social media posts, falsely presented as the wreckage from the helicopter crash that killed the Iranian president on May 19, 2024. Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister Hossein […]

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Novosti and RT Balkan Faux Concern Over Democracy in Ukraine

Original article (in Serbian) was published on 21/5/2024; Author: Marija Vučić “Kyiv is officially ruled by a usurper”—this is the narrative propagated by Russian and pro-Russian media across Europe and in Serbia. The web portal RT Balkan has been questioning the legitimacy of Volodymyr Zelensky as president, citing the expiration of his mandate on May 21 […]

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Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe

Original article (in Serbian) was published on 24/4/2024; Author: Marija Zemunović A tweet claimed that the children’s counting-out rhyme “Eeny, meeny, miny, moe” (“En-ten-tini”) is actually of Vedic origin. “Is there any nation in the whole wide world, apart from the Serbian-Resan, whose children remember the ancient Vedic-Aryan counting-out rhyme, perhaps over 15,000 years old?”, explains […]

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Labeling Georgian Demonstrators as “Foreign Agents”

Original article (in Bosnian) was published on 21/5/2024; Author: Nerma Šehović For weeks, Georgia has been engulfed in protests motivated by the passage of the so-called “foreign agents” law. Regional media outlets have disseminated disinformation about these protests, labeling them as attempted coups or alleging they were orchestrated by Western powers and foreign agents. In recent […]

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AstraZeneca Acknowledged Potential Side Effects of Its Vaccine in 2021

Original article (in Albanian) was published on 8/5/2024; Author: Pustina Patris This new declaration was made in a British court, although the company was aware of the risk of clotting. Claim: AstraZeneca has admitted for the first time that its anti-Covid vaccine can cause side effects Verdict: Missing context —————————————– By late April 2024, several Albanian-language […]

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Meteorologist Todorovic to Sputnik: “Temperature Changes and CO2 Impact Are Negligible”

Original article (in Serbian) was published on 6/5/2024; Author: Teodora Koledin At the end of April, meteorologist Nedeljko Todorovic appeared as a guest on the podcast “Energija Sputnjika“. Known for his strong climate skepticism, Todorovic frequently features in the media despite his controversial views. In this episode, he discussed temperature variations on both global and local […]

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Did Karl Marx Write That Croats Should Be Drowned in the Danube and Wiped Off the Face of the Earth?

Original article (in Croatian) was published on 14/5/2024; Author: Anja Vladisavljević We discovered a quote similar to the one mentioned in the title within an article from October 1848, a revolutionary year, published in a newspaper edited by Marx. At the beginning of this month, on the anniversary of Karl Marx’s birth, Marx’s alleged statement about […]

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Nobel Laureate Maria Ressa to Participate in GlobalFact Conference in Sarajevo

Maria Ressa, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, will attend this year’s GlobalFact conference, the world’s largest fact-checking event, being held in Sarajevo. The eleventh GlobalFact, the world’s largest and most influential fact-checking conference, will take place in Sarajevo from June 26 to 28. Among the keynote speakers is Maria Ressa, the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize […]