Popular hoaxes and fake news in the European media

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The cemetery of of the Russian Tsarist Army soldiers in 2018.
Mayor of east Slovak village threatened with death. Anna Novotná19. Sep 2022, at 11:36
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Some people want to spread panic, police warn. 5. Sep 2022, at 11:43
A man bids farewell to his nine year old daughter as the train with his family leaves for Poland, at the train station in Odesa, on Monday, April 4, 2022.
Slovaks who relied on dubious sources for their information on COVID-19 are now avid consumers of the disinformation being disseminated about the war in Ukraine. 6. Apr 2022, at 8:00
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Expert noted that current legislation is sufficient. 17. Dec 2021, at 11:05
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. 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.
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
Migrants are perceived as a threat, illutsrative stock photo
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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