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Hidden Advertisements for Dietary Supplements on Planet Lepote

Original article (in Slovenian) was published on 8/2/2024; Author: Martin Justin The Planet Lepote website is operated by ATS Splet, a limited liability company which also operates the Vitalia online shop that sells food supplements. In a post dated January 23 of this year, the Planet Lepote website featured five substances, described as nootropics, claimed to […]

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MP Reberšek’s Claims About Heating Bans on Wood and Gas Misleading

Original article (in Slovenian) was published on 19/01/2024; Author: Tina Geč The draft amendments to the Energy Act would restrict wood heating in dense settlements and ban the installation of natural gas and petroleum gas boilers in new residential buildings. On 5 January, Aleksander Reberšek, an MP for the New Slovenia (NSi), an opposition party, claimed […]

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Scientists have not discovered that cancer is man-made

Original article (in Slovenian) was published on 18/01/2024; Author: Martin Justin The authors of a 2010 study published in Nature Reviews Cancer conclude that the evidence gathered so far points to a much lower incidence of cancer in the past compared to today. On 16 January 2018, the Megasvet website ran an article with the headline […]

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CO2 levels are not lower than at any time in history

Original article (in Slovenian) was published on 15/1/2024; Author: Žan Premrov Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere have reached new highs, according to the World Meteorological Organisation. In an interview published by the Demokracija portal on 7 January, economist Vito Bobek claimed that “in fact, never in the past have CO2 emissions been as low as […]

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Slovenian News Outlet Misinterprets Canada’s Suicide Data

Original article (in Slovenian) was published on 21/12/2023; Author: Tina Geč The Slovenian news outlet Domovina published an infographic that misrepresented Canadian suicide statistics. While it appeared to present the suicide death rates among different age groups in Canada, the graphic misleadingly showed the number of suicides per 100,000 people instead, creating a skewed understanding of […]

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Planet Lepote claim on the impact of soy baby formula on children’s development is unsubstantiated

Original article (in Slovenian) was published on 04/12/2023; Author: Žan Premrov The authors of the 2018 study on the impact of soy on infant reproductive tissues that the Planet Lepote referred to to stressed that there is insufficient evidence to conclude that soy is harmful to children’s development. On December 7, online media outlet in Slovenia, […]

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RTV Slovenija Does Not Promote Anti-Semitism in Its Reporting

Original article (in Slovenian) was published on 04/12/2023; Author: Katja Turšič The articles referred to by Nova24tv in its reports put Israel’s actions in the appropriate political and international legal context, says Primož Šterbenc, assistant professor at the Faculty of Management, University of Primorska.  On November 8, the portal Nova24tv reported that the Slovenian national public […]

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Linking civilian armament with a state’s democracy levels is misguided

Original article (in Slovenian) was published on 29/11/2023; Author: Nina Rozman Benjamin Flander, professor of law at the Faculty of Criminal Justice and Security, argues that the US is not the right country to compare Slovenia with when it comes to civilian access to weapons, as the European and American concepts are different. On November 3, […]

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It is not true that in 2023 the Slovenian Press Agency will record its first loss in many years

Original article (in Slovenian) was published on 14/11/2023; Author: Eva Gračanin The Slovenian Press Agency (STA) says that it could rack up an operating loss of up to €70,000 by the end of the year, but that it will probably be able to cover the loss with the planned release of provisions or with donations collected […]

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SDS local chapter video does not show weapons under Gaza hospital 

Original article (in Slovenian) was published on 27/11/2023; Author: Žan Premrov A video posted on Facebook by the Cirkulane local chapter of the Democratic Party (SDS) shows an Israeli police raid in Beitunia, a town in the West Bank, in August this year. “There is also arms trade ongoing under the Gaza hospital,” claimed the Cirkulane […]