Tepak launches anti-disinformation centre in Cyprus

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THE Social Computing Research Centre of the Cyprus University of Technology (Tepak) has announced the launch of the Anti-Disinformation Centre in Cyprus named Fact-Check Cyprus.

The initiative aimed at stepping up actions against misinformation and false claims in Cyprus and Greece, bringing together experts dedicated to studying and debunking fake news.

According to Cyprus Mail, the primary objectives of the initiative are to deconstruct false news circulating in the region, and enhance public awareness regarding combating misinformation and promoting media literacy.

The launch followed the signing of an agreement on November 16, 2023, with Marinos Koutsomichalis representing Tepak and Loukia Taxitari from the Fact-Check Cyprus team.

The agreement signing took place after the “Misinformation & Anti-misinformation and migration” event held at Cyprus University of Technology.

The initiative is set to play a pivotal role in addressing the challenges posed by disinformation, providing a reliable resource for the public and reinforcing the importance of media literacy in today’s information landscape.

Nurudeen Akewushola is a fact-checker with FactCheckHub. He has authored several fact checks which have contributed to the fight against information disorder. You can reach him via [email protected] and @NurudeenAkewus1 via Twitter.

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