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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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The Year in Disinformation: 2023 Through the Eyes of Fact Checkers

By: Maida Salkanović Elon Musk professing his love for Serbia, airport luggage auctioned for a mere Euro, and the circulation of supposedly miraculous cures were just some of the false claims shared all across Southeast Europe (SEE) in 2023. Fact-checkers were busy – in this review they offer their perspectives on the previous 12 months. […]

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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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Staying Informed During Crisis: How to Verify Information on the Israel-Gaza Conflict

Original article (in Bosnian) was published on 06/11/2023; Author: Nerma Šehović Amidst the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the influx of information, both accurate and misleading, has surged through social media and various news outlets. We’ve compiled tools and methods to help you sift through this flood of information. For the past few weeks, the world has been closely […]

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Poland targeted by pro-Russian propaganda again

Original article (in Montenegrin) was published on 07/06/2023  Sometime around the middle of the war in Ukraine, various theories began to emerge suggesting that Poland would eventually do the same as Russia: start occupying Ukrainian territories. Raskrinkavanje has repeatedly refuted such claims based on official responses from the Polish government, as well as the fact that […]