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EDMO BELUX

EDMO BELUX monitors disinformation in Belgium and Luxembourg by bringing together a cross-community network of experts from journalism, academia, and civil society. The hub aims to understand and minimize the impact of disinformation campaigns by publishing fact-checks on a daily basis and by presenting in-depth investigative reports. Likewise, its objective is to raise awareness about disinformation by promoting educational materials, and by organizing media literacy training events and campaigns. Through multidisciplinary research, the hub finally measures the impact of disinformation and platform responses on democratic processes.

Disinfocheck is a website by EDMO BELUX, a research hub that monitors disinformation in Belgium and Luxembourg by bringing together international experts from the fields of academia, civil society, media and journalism, fact-checking, and media literacy.

Here you will find the hub’s latest fact checks, investigative reports, academic research, media literacy materials, as well as announcements of upcoming events.

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EDMO BELUX

EDMO BELUX monitors disinformation in Belgium and Luxembourg by bringing together a cross-community network of experts from journalism, academia, and civil society. The hub aims to understand and minimize the impact of disinformation campaigns by publishing fact-checks on a daily basis and by presenting in-depth investigative reports. Likewise, its objective is to raise awareness about disinformation by promoting educational materials, and by organizing media literacy training events and campaigns. Through multidisciplinary research, the hub finally measures the impact of disinformation and platform responses on democratic processes.

Disinfocheck is a website by EDMO BELUX, a research hub that monitors disinformation in Belgium and Luxembourg by bringing together international experts from the fields of academia, civil society, media and journalism, fact-checking, and media literacy.

Here you will find the hub’s latest fact checks, investigative reports, academic research, media literacy materials, as well as announcements of upcoming events.

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Social media posts and online articles claim European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen called for scrapping the Nuremberg Code and forcing people to receive a Covid-19 vaccination. But she made no mention of the Nuremberg Code when questioned about moves to require vaccination in some European countries, instead suggesting a “discussion” and “common approach” to implementing policies.

10 February 2022
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Social media posts circulating in multiple languages claim World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned some countries were administering vaccine booster shots in order to “kill children”. The posts spread online in December as countries around the world saw record surges of Covid-19 cases, likely driven by the Omicron coronavirus variant. But a review of Tedros’ actual remarks found he was in fact discussing global vaccine inequity — not commenting on the safety of Covid-19 vaccine boosters. A representative for the WHO told AFP that Tedros stuttered when delivering his remarks.

10 February 2022
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