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The Photo Comparing the Power of Putin and Macron Has Been Altered

Original article (in Albanian) was published on 1/4/2024; Author: Ilda Hoxha Claim: A photo of President Macron on a unicorn illustrates the difference between him and Putin Verdict: False, Altered image Following incorrect reports that France would deploy two thousand soldiers to Ukraine—a claim refuted by French authorities—President Emmanuel Macron has become a target of Russian propaganda. […]

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AI Disinformation Arrives in Southeast Europe: Are Fact-Checkers Ready?

By: Maida Salkanović Beneath the dark-framed glasses of Daniel Smith, a supposed British expert on Western Balkans affairs, lies the gaze of a man burdened with the complexities of Southeast Europe (SEE). Known for his firm stance on issues like Kosovo’s independence and advocating for the expulsion of the Russian ambassador in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Smith’s insights […]

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“I Love Serbia”: Elon Musk’s Declaration Made by Parrot AI

Original article (in Serbian) was published on 29/11/2023; Author: Marija Zemunović A reader asked us to check whether the video in which entrepreneur and billionaire Elon Musk praises Serbia is real: “I saw this post a few minutes ago and I’m almost sure it was made with the help of artificial intelligence, but I can’t explain […]

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How AI Tools Can Be Used In Agriculture

Original article (in Croatian) was published on 27/11/2023; Author: Melita Vrsaljko Technological progress is helping make agriculture more resilient to climate change. However, these advancements also present significant ethical questions. The growing global demand for food, coupled with the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from food production, presents considerable challenges. Furthermore, adapting to the increasingly […]

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Balancing Act: Media, Disinformation, and Bias in the Israel-Palestine Conflict

By: Maida Salkanović The recent major escalation in the enduring conflict between Israel and Palestine, the most significant in decades, has led to an information surge on social media and news platforms. The large amount of disinformation and polarizing narratives complicate the task of making sense of the available information. On October 7, the Palestinian […]

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The Photo of Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Arrest is a product of Artificial Intelligence

Original article (in Albanian) was published on 06/12/2023 A picture depicting Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, in handcuffs and under police escort has been widely shared on social media. Faktoje’s verification revealed that these images are not authentic, but rather a product of artificial intelligence (AI) technology. Artificial intelligence (AI)-generated imagery continues to confuse users […]

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Viral Images of Children Observing Bombings in Gaza are AI-Generated 

Original article (in Albanian) was published on 04/11/2023; Author: Pustina Patris Several images circulating online purportedly show Palestinian children looking at explosions in Gaza. Faktoje’s verification revealed that these images were generated by Artificial Intelligence (AI) software. ————————————————— As the bombings in Gaza continue into their fifth week, a number of unverified images circulate on social […]

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Artificial intelligence was used to create a viral photo of fans with the Palestinian flag 

Original article (in BHS) was published on 30/10/2023; Author: Marija Manojlović Facebook users are sharing a photo that supposedly depicts Atletico Madrid fans displaying a large Palestinian flag in their stadium. However, it has been confirmed that the photo is not genuine. On October 19, 2023, a photo was posted on Facebook, alleging that it showcased […]

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Black boxes and palindromes: ChatGPT in the Serbian language class

Original article (in Serbian) was published on 25/09/2023; Author: Marija Zemunović A reader asked us to check the statements made by marketing expert Petar Vasic about ChatGPT in a short video posted on Instagram. The video was taken from Milan Strongman’s podcast, where Vasic, as a guest, said the following, among other things: “When OpenAI was […]

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Did an American AI drone kill the operator?

Original article (in Bosnian) was published on 20/06/2023 Several regional media have reported statements by US Colonel Tucker Hamilton about a US military simulation in which a drone controlled by artificial intelligence allegedly killed the operator. Hamilton later clarified that he had misspoken and meant a thought experiment, not an actual simulation, which a significant […]