Time to Criminalize Putin’s Lie Machine

StopFake.org - Fri, 02/02/2024 - 16:50
By Elisabeth Braw, for CEPA Russian malign influence campaigns and those of other hostile states have tested Western patience for years. Now, some countries may criminalize it. Norway is proposing pioneering action with a law that would ban cooperation with foreign countries’ intelligence agencies for the purpose of influencing public opinion at home. It’s a gutsy move […]
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Slovak Vote Shows Need for NATO Action on Russian Disinformation

StopFake.org - Fri, 02/02/2024 - 16:10
By Kateryna Odarchenko, for CEPA The Slovak election showed Russian interference in Western democracies is ramping up, threatening to sow distrust across Europe. There is an urgent need for NATO member states to act. NATO views disinformation as “activities (which) seek to deepen divisions within and between NATO member countries and ultimately weaken the Alliance.” Elections in Slovakia, Serbia, the […]
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Improvement in cancer survival rates slowing down

Health News BBC - Fri, 02/02/2024 - 03:03
The number of people beating the disease was rising five times faster in the 2000s.
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Cacophonous Chorus Of Conniving Voices

StopFake.org - Thu, 02/01/2024 - 16:03
By EUvsDisinfo Once again, it has been a busy week for the Kremlin’s information manipulation purveyors. From planes crashing in Russia’s backyard to some EU countries displaying democratic behaviour such as freedom of expression and the right to assembly, incomprehensible in the Kremlin, there were indeed many angles the Kremlin’s disinformation apparatus sought to exploit […]
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What is the UK Covid inquiry and how does it work?

Health News BBC - Wed, 01/31/2024 - 14:46
The second round of public hearings examined how ministers made decisions during the pandemic.
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How dangerous is vaping and what is the disposable vape ban?

Health News BBC - Tue, 01/30/2024 - 16:22
Vaping is far safer than smoking but the government wants to stop the sale of vapes to children
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The 5×5—Forewarned is forearmed: Cybersecurity policy in 2024

StopFake.org - Tue, 01/30/2024 - 14:42
By Nitansha Bansal, Trey Herr, for DFRLab Members of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative team discuss the regulatory requirements and emerging technology they are closely following in 2024, and forewarn of the year ahead. New year, new cyber policies. Or well maybe, old cyber policies with more nuanced understanding is a more realistic way to introduce the […]
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Disposable vapes to be banned over fears for children's health

Health News BBC - Mon, 01/29/2024 - 20:17
Rishi Sunak announces the plan, saying "we must act" to tackle a rise in vaping among children.
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'There are loads of people that vape at school'

Health News BBC - Mon, 01/29/2024 - 17:54
A group of teenagers in Fife have been making a documentary about the impact of disposable vapes.
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'Toy poodles' on the Moon: Japan lander gets to work

Scientific News BBC - Mon, 01/29/2024 - 17:39
The reawakened craft has begun detailed analysis of the lunar surface including nearby rocks
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2nd EEAS Report on Foreign Information Manipulation and Interference Threats

StopFake.org - Mon, 01/29/2024 - 16:34
By EEAS The 2nd EEAS Report on Foreign Information Manipulation and Interference (FIMI) Threats builds on the 1st Report and completes the work towards a common framework for networked defence against FIMI. This Response Framework proposes to link analysis even more effectively to timely responses, highlighting the importance of cooperation between all stakeholders. The insights of this report are based on 750 […]
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Sunak reveals he fasts at beginning of the week

Health News BBC - Mon, 01/29/2024 - 15:37
The PM says he tries to fast at the start of the week so he can indulge in his “weakness for sugary things” on other days.
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Time To Take A Step Forward From Analysis To A Collective Response

StopFake.org - Mon, 01/29/2024 - 15:31
By EUvsDisinfo The latest EEAS report on FIMI threats reveals how foreign powers are systematically undermining democracies. This is not just an attack on facts, but a strategic thrust against our institutions and societal fabric, exploiting everything from elections to global crises and influential figures. The European External Action Service (EEAS) has released its second […]
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How Ukraine fights Russian disinformation: Beehive vs mammoth

StopFake.org - Fri, 01/26/2024 - 14:36
by Jakub Kalenský, Roman Osadchuk, for DFRLAb Best practices in countering Russian disinformation, propaganda and information aggression, based on interviews with nearly two dozen Ukrainian practitioners This report was originally published in Hybrid CoE Research Report 11. Executive summary This Hybrid CoE Research Report, a joint effort between the European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats and the Digital Forensic […]
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Mars crash ends Nasa helicopter Ingenuity's mission

Scientific News BBC - Fri, 01/26/2024 - 01:37
The first vehicle to achieve powered flight on another planet suffers rotor damage three years into tour.
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European mission approved to detect cosmic ripples

Scientific News BBC - Thu, 01/25/2024 - 17:25
The Lisa project to detect gravitational waves will be one of the most complex ever space missions.
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All roads lead to Poland

StopFake.org - Thu, 01/25/2024 - 14:45
By EUvsDisinfo Poland, one of the staunchest supporters of Ukraine, has long been among the favourite targets of pro-Kremlin disinformers and past weeks have been no exception to the rule. Interestingly, Russia did not attack Poland directly, but rather using Belarus, Poland’s Kremlin-minded eastern neighbour. A three-course meal for Polish audiences Let’s start off with […]
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Amazon's record drought driven by climate change

Scientific News BBC - Wed, 01/24/2024 - 20:37
The world's largest rainforest protects us from climate change but deforestation has left it vulnerable.
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Kremlin Creates Illusion of Imaginary Victories While Unable to Solve Real Problems (Part Two)

StopFake.org - Wed, 01/24/2024 - 14:20
By Kseniya Kirillova, for Jamestown Foundation Executive Summary: On January 4, Andrey Bezrukov, former Russian intelligence officer and current propagandist, spoke on Russian podcast “Geopolitburo” promoting the message that Russia has always carried out a mission of “peace and a civilization.” For the first time in many years, Russian propaganda has begun to appeal to […]
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Four new emperor penguin groups found by satellite

Scientific News BBC - Wed, 01/24/2024 - 04:50
Scientists track down what are probably the last unidentified Antarctic emperor penguin colonies.
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