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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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As the highly contagious Omicron Covid-19 variant pushed governments to speed up rollouts of booster jabs, social media posts purported to share a poster issued by Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) warning that the vaccines “cause Bell’s palsy”. The claim is false; Britain’s health department and local authorities in the town where the poster was displayed said it was not made by the NHS. Bell’s palsy, a condition that causes temporary facial drooping, is a rare side effect of Covid-19 vaccines.

10 February 2022
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A segment of the 2012 London Olympics opening ceremony has been misrepresented in social media posts that claim it shows a “giant figure of death holding a needle” foreshadowing the Covid-19 pandemic. The claim is misleading; the cloaked figure in the ceremony was a puppet holding a wand, representing Harry Potter’s antagonist Voldemort, who appeared alongside various villains from children’s literature.

10 February 2022
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Social media posts feature a photo of tractors blocking a highway and claim that it shows a convoy in the Netherlands inspired by truckers protesting Covid-19 vaccine mandates in Canada. This is false; the photo appeared online in a 2019 article about farmers protesting enviromental regulations before the pandemic started.

10 February 2022
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