The Polish foreign ministry has accused a French radio station of producing “fake news” after it accused Warsaw of trying to prohibit any reference to its liability for crimes committed by the Nazis during World War Two.
Representatives of various European news agencies met on Saturday to discuss ways of fighting the recent plague of fake news as part of an event that comprised the month-long GovTech Festival, an educational and technological project.
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 EU should take a stand against the spreading of disinformation about 5G networks and do more to increase public awareness on the issue, 15 countries, including Poland, have written in a letter to the European Commission (EC).
The Polish Press Agency together with GovTech Polska are launching the international competition #FakeHunter Challenge, the idea of which is to catch and expose false information on the web. The competition will be held on November 13th-15th.
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.
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki wrote on Facebook on Friday that in addition to the fight against coronavirus, there is also a "flood" of fake news, and gave his assurance that all the government's actions are aimed at minimizing the death toll.
The #FakeHunter application of the Polish Press Agency (PAP) is now available for Android and iOS. Thanks to it, not only computer users, but also mobile device users will be able to report potentially false information.
Polish Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak on Monday said that the mass media information regarding the regulations governing the stationing of US troops in Poland were untrue. The US ambassador has also denied media reports to this effect.
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.