Genoa – Ten Ligurian journalists, including three representatives of The XIX centurywill participate tomorrow, in Finland, at the international monitoring for the fight against fake news which are feared to be widespread on the occasion of the Victory Day of Russia on Nazism in 1945 and the contemporary Europe Day.
The Ligurian journalists will monitor fake news on websites, social media and media in Italian and English, integrating the activity of theFinnish association FaktaBaarispecialized in fact-checking and debunking.
The activity is part of the training program on fact-checking, i.e. the control of sources, that Ligurian journalists are carrying out in Helsinki as part of an Erasmus + project organized by the Ligurian Order of Journalists.
FaktaBaari is an award-winning Finnish fact-checking journalistic service which, as it defines itself on its website, is responsible for offering verified content to public debate, especially during political elections. A non-partisan reality and largely made up of volunteers, who use social networks to collect information and relaunch it to public opinion downstream of a careful verification process.
The FaktaBaari association is particularly actively involved in examining the news coming from the war fronts in Ukraine, and uses cutting-edge information technology to unmask the various forms of misinformation or disinformation that are populating the media debate around the conflict.