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Hoax

Popular hoaxes and fake news in the European media

Jakub Goda
Government ministries need long-term communication strategies to debunk hoaxes, says Jakub Goda, who set out to expose how fake news gets produced in Slovakia and now formulates anti-disinformation campaigns for the… 8. Oct 2020, at 8:00
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The website had recently “openly induced people to avoid and not follow” government-mandated measures to stop the spread of coronavirus. 11. Sep 2020, at 9:00
Disinformation websites are the main source of fake news. Politicians help spread hoaxes too.
Slovakia needs to improve citizens' critical thinking, but 'questioning more' can be a trap. 5. Mar 2019, at 16:56
Slovaks have lately panicked on social media over the kidnapping of children, which has turned out to be a hoax.
Thousands have shared the latest hoax on the abduction of children on social media. The police warn that scaremongering is criminal act. 17. Jan 2019, at 14:00
Has feminism exceeded the limit of common sense? This is also the way how you can read the video that Russia has launched.
Viral video from subway has a suspicious source. Monika Bartošová31. Oct 2018, at 13:37
Tomio Okamura
Tens of thousands of people have seen Tomio Okamura's fake news video. Marcela Rebrová30. Oct 2018, at 7:48
Maroš Rudnay, young doctor who disproves health-related hoaxes, explains which of them are especially dangerous and why. 27. Sep 2018, at 16:10
Young people cannot imagine life without the internet or mobiles.
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Fact-checking does not suffice and it is necessary to work with values young people believe in, says analyst. 14. Feb 2018, at 15:30
Hoax on immigrants attackign two German shepdherds and ebing bitten yb them
One lawyer does not mean all EU lawyers; immigrants attacking a shepherd dog and HAARP causing hurricanes in the US are hoaxes, too. and 1 more16. Oct 2017, at 12:00
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Last week's hoaxes. 31. Jul 2017, at 7:45
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Do not trust the hoax that tells you it will - and other hoaxes that appeared on the Slovak internet this week. 24. Jul 2017, at 14:54
Roma settlement in Markušovce
The Slovak Spectator brings the selection of hoaxes that appeared on the internet in Slovak language over the past two weeks. 17. Jul 2017, at 14:41
Refugees on a train in Hungary.
Only in fake news. This is the selection of hoaxes that appeared over the past week. 26. Jun 2017, at 21:06
The RTVS radio building
The top job at RTVS is too important to hand to a deeply compromised candidate. 21. Jun 2017, at 14:46
Jaroslav Rezník
Media watchdogs say Jaroslav Rezník has proved friendly towards politicians in the past and has no scruples about considering pro-Russian propaganda news a fit source of information. 20. Jun 2017, at 22:25
The toll collection should start functioning after January 1, 2009 for vehicles weighing over 3.5 tonnes.
The Slovak Spectator brings you a selection of hoaxes from the past week. 19. Jun 2017, at 16:07
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This is a selection of hoaxes shared by Slovak internet users over the past week. 12. Jun 2017, at 7:20
The conspiracy magazine ZEM & VEK.
Its publisher is suspected of inciting hatred against Jews. 6. Jun 2017, at 22:54
The Slovak Spectator brings you a selection of hoaxes that appeared over the past week. 5. Jun 2017, at 6:25
Mark Zuckerberg
The first shot has been fired in the regulation war that will shape the future of Europe. Ondrej Podstupka1. Jun 2017, at 9:53