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Serbian Front Pages in 2023: Six Newspapers, Over 1,150 Manipulations

Original article (in Serbian) was published on 2/4/2024; Authors: Marija Vučić, Milica Ljubičić, Vesna Radojević Last year, Raskrikavanje recorded at least 1,154 instances of manipulation on the front pages of six daily newspapers: Informer, Srpski Telegraf, Alo, Večernje Novosti, Kurir, and Politika. These headlines were predominantly unfounded, biased, and manipulative. Due to the rising number of […]

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No Countries Have Met EU Conditions Without Being Admitted

Original article (in Bosnian) was published on 15/3/2024; Author: Maida Salkanović In anticipation of the green light for opening accession talks between Bosnia and Herzegovina and the EU, some media outlets published incorrect information stating that there are countries which have met the membership criteria, but have not become members. At the session held on March […]

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Krapovic Neither Invited NATO Occupation of the Region Nor Announced Media Crackdown

Original article (in Montenegrin) was published on 15/3/2024; Author: Darvin Murić Defense Minister Dragan Krapovic’s address at the Atlantic Alliance conference has sparked considerable debate, drawing reactions from opponents of Montenegro’s NATO membership and generating widespread disinformation. “UNBELIEVABLE – What Krapovic talked about at the NATO forum: Krapovic announces crackdown on the media and accuses Russia […]

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False Claim: Slovenian Government Did Not Increase Social Security Contributions for the Self-Employed

Original article (in Slovenian) was published on 27/3/2024; Author: Tina Geč In Slovenia, contributions paid by the self-employed rose by €45.17 in February compared to January, following the release of data by the Statistics Office that showed an increase in the average monthly salary in 2023 over 2022, subsequently affecting the contribution base. Patricija Gorenc, a […]

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Serbian Professor Faces Nationalist Backlash Over Misinterpreted Remarks

Original article (in Serbian) was published on 20/3/2024; Author: Stefan Kosanović Dinko Gruhonjić, a professor at the Faculty of Philosophy in Novi Sad, finds himself targeted once again by insults and threats. This backlash is a response to his outspoken and critical stance on nationalism in Serbia. A criminal complaint accusing him of hate speech has […]

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Milosevic Did Not Die Under Suspicious Circumstances

Original article (in Montenegrin) was published on 18/3/2024; Author: Darvin Murić Slobodan Milosevic, the former President of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, did not live to see the verdict of the crimes against humanity and genocide charges against him, as he passed away while awaiting the outcome of the trial. On the anniversary of his death, […]

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Child Deaths in India Exploited to Disseminate False Claims About HPV Vaccine

Original article (in Croatian) was published on 11/3/2024; Author: Anja Vladisavljević A 2011 report by an Indian commission concluded that the deaths of seven girls were not linked to the HPV vaccine Social networks are rife with inaccurate and unfounded claims about the dangers of vaccines. While opponents of vaccination and conspiracy theory proponents typically target […]

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Old South Korean Photo Misrepresented as US Weapons in Israel

Original article (in Bosnian) was published on 4/3/2024; Author: Irna Halilović Social media users are circulating a photo of stacked bombs, claiming they show weapons the US sent to Israel during the Gaza war. However, the photo was actually taken ten years ago at a military base in South Korea. On December 31, 2023, a photo […]

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Viral Image of Julian Assange Mistreated in Jail Actually Created by AI

Original article (in Albanian) was published on 5/3/2024; Author: Pustina Patris Claim: This image depicts Julian Assange being assaulted in jail, yet it has gone largely unmentioned. Verdict: AI-generated photo An image that appears to show Julian Assange injured has been circulating on Albanian-speaking social media platforms since February 2024. Users on these platforms have drawn […]

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Euthanasia Unavailable to Patients with Mental Illness in Canada Until At Least 2027

Original article (in Slovenian) was published on 21/3/2024; Author: Lara Mavrič Although Canada revised its laws in 2016 to allow medical assistance in dying, individuals with mental illnesses remain ineligible. On 7 March, Alenka Jeraj, a deputy of the Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS), stated during a session of the Slovenian National Assembly that Canada legalized euthanasia […]