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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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Despite Five Infant Deaths, Anti-Vaxxers Persist in Discouraging Vaccination Among Parents

Original article (in Serbian) was published on 5/2/2024; Author: Marija Vučić Vaccination has once again become a prominent topic in public discourse following reports that five infants died from whooping cough in recent months. Despite these tragedies, the country’s leading anti-vaxxer group, “Physicians and Parents for Science and Ethics” (LRNE), continues unabated in its efforts to […]

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Whooping Cough Originates from Bacteria, Not Viruses or Air Pollution

Original article (in Serbian) was published on 7/2/2024; Author: Teodora Koledin In late January, Serbia’s Ministry of Health reported the deaths of four infants due to whooping cough, also known as pertussis. Just three days following the announcement, the death toll had risen to five. That same day, speculations about this disease, the symptoms and the […]

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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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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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Prostatitis Has Not Been Eradicated in Japan

Original article (in Serbian) was published on 06/12/2023; Author: Teodora Koledin The editorial team at FakeNews Tragac was alerted by a reader to a dubious article promoting Prostatin+, a product claiming to alleviate symptoms of prostatitis. The headline makes a bold assertion that “Japan has been prostatitis free for five years”, and the article is structured […]

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Health Ministry app in Slovenia is not intended to “inform on doctors”

Original article (in Slovenian) was published on 07/10/2023; Author: Eva Gračanin The Health Ministry has clarified that an anonymized report via the app will not in itself be grounds for action, but only a warning of a possible irregularity. “Patients will be able to inform on doctors,” was the headline of a September 19 article on […]

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New Conspiracy Theories About Bill Gates: Vaccinating People Through Air

Original article (in Serbian) was published on 19/10/2023; Author: Milica Ljubičić Bill Gates and COVID-19 vaccines seem to be an inexhaustible source of disinformation and conspiracy theories. Claims circulated on networks and obscure portals allege that Gates has received state permission to spray mRNA vaccines from the air, a method experts say is not feasible since […]

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Tea party with Milunka Savic: “It’s time to change your l!fe”

Original article (in Serbian) was published on 13/10/2023; Author: Danijela Vujinović The product Hypertea is presented on the cenacpa.rs website as a tea that is the miracle fix for hypertension, promising to directly target the root cause of the condition, alleviate its symptoms, and potentially prevent heart attacks and strokes. But hold on to your teacups, […]