According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), it is important to catch fake news so it does not add to the “infodemic”, a term the WHO uses to describe the amount of incorrect virus claims.
The Polish Press Agency (PAP) and the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin (KUL) in southern Poland will cooperate in training the school's journalism students for media work. KUL will also provide PAP with information on Polish R&D achievements.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the European Alliance of News Agencies (EANA) held its first ever online conference, instead of its planned meeting in Kiev, EANA has reported.
The media should forget their differences and work out a joint project to enable an effective fight against the informational chaos surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, Polish Press Agency (PAP) President Wojciech Surmacz has told the Rzeczpospolita daily.
The Polish Press Agency (PAP) has activated a new #FakeHunter Chatbot service to verify fake news about the coronavirus epidemic. The service is part of the agency's 2019-launched #FakeHunter project designed to track down fake news about the epidemic.
The attacks, which targeted several national and regional news sites, involved hackers posting articles ridiculing the effectiveness and preparedness of Polish soldiers and equipment.
Poland is fighting back against the FakeNews virus! Fake News online rumours have sown panic and fear around the world. Hard to trace and highly convincing, users often share fake news with others... unwittingly spreading it ever onwards. The new Polish FakeHunter initiative could become a model for how countries can fight this issue - well beyond the Coronavirus crisis.
The Polish Press Agency (PAP) and GovTech Polska, the Polish government's technology agency, are launching the #FakeHunter mobile app to fight disinformation about the coronavirus epidemic.
For the sake of the health of journalists, the Polish Press Agency (PAP) has appealed against organising press conferences attended by newspeople.
The European Alliance of News Agencies (EANA), of which PAP is a member, has condemned the raid by Egyptian security forces on Anadolu Agency's offices in Cairo, Egypt. Anadolu is also an EANA member.