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Despite Five Infant Deaths, Anti-Vaxxers Persist in Discouraging Vaccination Among Parents

Original article (in Serbian) was published on 5/2/2024; Author: Marija Vučić Vaccination has once again become a prominent topic in public discourse following reports that five infants died from whooping cough in recent months. Despite these tragedies, the country’s leading anti-vaxxer group, “Physicians and Parents for Science and Ethics” (LRNE), continues unabated in its efforts to […]

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Empty Seats at the Council of Europe’s Serbian Election Session? Not Quite.   

Original article (in Serbian) was published on 24/01/2024; Author: Stefan Kosanović Several pro-regime web portals simultaneously published identical articles featuring a photo that allegedly showed an empty hall before the start of a session at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE). This session, which took place on January 22, focused on the recent […]

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EU Maintains Food Expiration Dates, with Ongoing Revisions to Labeling Regulations

Original article (in Serbian) was published on 16/01/2024; Author: Stefan Kosanović A 2018 European Commission (EC) study revealed that 10% of food waste in the European Union (EU) annually is attributed to confusion over the expiration date labels. The misunderstanding between “use by” and “best before” labels has prompted the EC to develop guidelines aimed at […]

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“Blue Monday” Is Just a Marketing Trick

Original article (in Serbian) was published on 16/1/2024; Author: Milica Ljubičić The concept of “Blue Monday,” often touted as the most depressing day of the year, is in reality a marketing gimmick. This idea, which gained traction from a 2005 British travel agency campaign, lacks scientific backing. Despite being widely reported by media globally, there’s no […]

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Scattered Clothing on Times Square Unrelated to Protest Against Zara

Original article (in Serbian) was published on 15/12/2023; Author: Milica Ljubičić A TikTok video showing Times Square in New York City buried in clothes has been circulating with comments suggesting Americans are discarding Zara fashion items in protest. “After Zara released an offensive advertisement about the war in Gaza, Americans threw out all Zara’s clothing in […]

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Ahead of the Serbian Parliamentary Elections: Pro-regime tabloids Allege Vote-Buying by the Opposition

Original article (in Serbian) was published on 10/12/2023; Author: Milica Ljubilić Just a week before Serbia’s recent parliamentary elections, on December 10, 2023, the web portal Republika released a video originally sourced from Telegram. The video features a woman’s voice purportedly offering 200 euros to two men in exchange for their votes for the “Serbia against […]

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False advertisements invite citizens to invest in gas, NIS files criminal charges

Original article (in Serbian) was published on 13/12/2023; Author: Marija Vučić A reader recently brought to Raskrikavanje’s attention a suspicious advertisement appearing on YouTube in Serbia. This ad falsely claims to represent Gazprom, Russian multinational energy corporation, offering Serbian citizens an opportunity to invest in gas and potentially earn 90,000 dinars (around 770 EUR) a month. […]

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The snowfall in Serbia does not negate the existence of global warming

Original article (in Serbian) was published on 25/11/2023; Author: Milica Ljubičić After recent snowfall in parts of Serbia at the end of November, Nulta tacka, a web portal, has raised questions about the validity of global warming, a phenomenon scientists have long warned about. It is essential to clarify that the occurrence of snow does not […]

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“Today only, supplements at an 80 percent discount” – Fake Ads Peddle Miracle Supplements in Serbia

Original article (in Serbian) was published on 17/11/2023; Author: Milica Ljubičić A German doctor who advertises a miraculous supplement that solves joint problems and a Norwegian doctor who praises a preparation for treating diabetes at home are just two of the numerous advertisements for supplements that you can come across on some of the web portals […]

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New Conspiracy Theories About Bill Gates: Vaccinating People Through Air

Original article (in Serbian) was published on 19/10/2023; Author: Milica Ljubičić Bill Gates and COVID-19 vaccines seem to be an inexhaustible source of disinformation and conspiracy theories. Claims circulated on networks and obscure portals allege that Gates has received state permission to spray mRNA vaccines from the air, a method experts say is not feasible since […]