The Kremlin is relying on an armada of internet trolls to spread false information and propaganda. Now, some brave people in the Baltics and the Czech Republic are fighting back in the digital space: the Elves. Continue reading
Sixteen young Europeans, FNF scholarship holders and partners, came to Brussels from the 9th till 12th of July at the invitation of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom to talk about the “Added value of the EU”. They discussed today’s most topical issues, such as Brexit, Trade war with Trump and populism. This third edition of the Europaforum hosted participants from Afghanistan, Austria, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Poland and the UK.
The phenomenon of Fake News has turned from an obscure corner of the internet to a major canal of (dis)information in just a couple of years. With the presence of online news sources, news delivery is expected to be instantaneous, and journalists and news agencies face pressure to release stories rapidly to keep up with competing media sources.
Social media has been a blessing for the speed and accessibility of information… but also a major curse when it comes to fake news or online hate.