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Fake News Hunters: Part 5

Social media misinformation during March - April 2021. The fifth report of "Fake News Hunters", a project implemented by DCN SEE Hub,  Forum Apulum and Peace Journalism Lab, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki to monitor and examine most popular misinformation topics and their evolution on social media. 

The aim of the report is to analyze narratives of the most "popular" disinformation stories, circulated in social media (Facebook), in both countries. The selection was made on the following criteria: number of reposts, likes and shares as well as comments. In addition, profiles of the accounts that circulate such stories have been analyzed. The results presented are part of a prototype effort, in order to track down and analyze disinformation in social media. The effort will be expanded to include other countries as well with the aim to analyze the structure of disinformation, the main narratives used, leading to an assessment of the overall phenomenon.

The 5th report 

*You can check Part 1, Part 2 Part 3 and Part 4 of Fake News Hunters Report.