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It is not true that people cannot digest gluten

Original article (in Slovenian) was published on 28/09/2023; Author: Nina Rozman Jernej Dolinšek, head of the paediatric clinic at University Medical Centre Maribor and an expert in gastrointestinal diseases, explained that the human body has enzymes to break down gluten, so humans can digest it. On 29 August, the web portal Planet Lepote reported in an […]

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An anecdote from the reception: Nikola Tesla and “the highest possible title”

Original article (in Serbian) was published on 16/09/2023; Author: Ivan Subotić What is the highest possible title a man can have? King? Emperor? Prime Minister, President? If we were to rely on stories from social networks, our famous scientist Nikola Tesla would answer this question with “being a Serb”. In the tweet of the user @MAKSIMUSMAGNUS, […]

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The Berlin graffiti of the “cannibal” Zelensky does not exist

Original article (in Bosnian) was published on 29/09/2023; Author: Marija Manojlović A screenshot featuring a fictional Deutsche Welle article about graffiti in Berlin is being shared on social networks, where Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is presented as a cannibal. Such graffiti does not exist. On September 14, 2023, on the social network X (formerly Twitter), a […]

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Anti-vaxers in the campaign against the HPV vaccine: It has not been proven to be effective

Original article (in Serbian) was published on 29/09/2023; Author: Milica Ljubičić According to data from 2020, Serbia ranks second in terms of deaths from cervical cancer in Europe, right behind Montenegro. Since last year, free vaccination of children up to 19 years of age with the HPV vaccine has started in our country, which largely prevents […]

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Three-year-old video as “evidence” that aluminium in vaccines causes neurological diseases

Original article (in Serbian) was published on 03/10/2023; Author: Milica Ljubičić These days, some Facebook posts claim that aluminium in vaccines can cause autism, but also Alzheimer’s disease. The same posts are also sharing an old video in which an American paediatrician talks about it. However, people ingest much larger amounts of aluminium through food because […]

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Spreaders of disinformation across Europe are on the chase against fact-checkers

Original article (in Croatian) was published on 07/06/2023 Fact-checkers are being intimidated by online harassment, insults and threats. The chase is led by public figures who spread disinformation. Fact-checkers all over Europe are exposed to attacks, insults and threats, and the so-called SLAPP lawsuits, according to research conducted by Tijana Cvjeticanin for Faktograf. The editorial […]

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The attack on Ukraine has nothing to do with “American biolabs”

Original article (in Bosnian) was published on 10/03/2022 False claims about “American biolabs” in Ukraine have been spreading for years. In the midst of the war in this country, followers of QAnon and other conspiracy theories claim that these labs are the real target of the Russian attack. A screenshot of a tweet was published […]

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Twitter trolls from Serbia presented as “Ukrainian propagandists”

Original article (in Bosnian) was published on 09/03/2022 Twitter trolls who portrayed actors from Serbia as soldiers in the Ukrainian army were presented in some media as “Ukrainian propagandists”, although it is evident that this is not true based on their accounts. On March 2, the website Kurir published an article entitled: SPOOKY! BJELOGRLIC AS […]

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Orbán did not ask Hungary to leave the European Union

Original article (in Bosnian) was published on 25/02/2022 Some media outlets in Bosnia and Herzegovina have published articles in which the headlines incorrectly claim that Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán is asking the country to leave the EU. The article published on February 13, 2022, was equipped with the following headline: ORBAN ASKES HUNGARY TO […]

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It is not true that Zelensky is currently out of the country

Original article in Bosnian was published on 25/02/2022Original article in Montenegrin was published on 25/02/2022 In a speech he delivered in the evening hours of February 24, 2022, the President of Ukraine refuted the claim that he had left the territory of Ukraine. On February 24, 2022, the website Informer published an article with the […]