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A Slovak bot to uncover fake news in Lithuania

Checkbot has checked more than 11,000 links in Slovakia.

Checkbot from Slovakia, running on Facebook Messenger from March 2019, aims to educate Slovaks about and warn them against disinformationCheckbot from Slovakia, running on Facebook Messenger from March 2019, aims to educate Slovaks about and warn them against disinformation (Source: Checkbot)

Slovakia has its first Facebook bot, Checkbot. It assists people in understanding why some news stories may be misleading. Has Checkbot hit the jackpot since its launch? Dávid Benedig (Seesame) and Tomáš Kriššák (OSF) are here to answer this question and more.

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News digest: High-profile arrests and discussion on reopening schools continues

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PM Igor Matovič has stepped into the debate about opening the schools for older children.

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NAKA charged eight former high-ranking police, SIS and Financial Administration officials.

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PM Igor Matovič still wants some pupils to return, he proposed a pilot testing plan.

The school in Trebišov.