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Ongoing

Combating Disinformation Virus

15.07.2020

The goal of this project is to promote the fight against online disinformation in

Armenia. The project will enhance the media literacy and fact-checking skills of youth
through the establishment of Fact-checking laboratories in two schools and three
universities of Armenia which will allow involving young people in the process of
identifying and debunking online disinformation and misinformation. In addition, a
special video blog series “Fake Busters” and newsletters devoted to media Literacy
and fighting disinformation will be launched. The project will also help journalists,
NGOs, civic groups, businesses and citizens to more easily request and receive
accurate and reliable information with the establishment of a dedicated chat bot and a
rapid response center. 
The Project's objectives are:
  • Establish Fact-checking laboratories in three universities and two schools of Armenia with the involvement of 25 high school and 25 university students
  • Produce and disseminate 10 video series entitled "Fake Busters" aimed at promoting media literacy and fighting disinformation
  • Produce and disseminate eight newsletters including the fact-checking content produced by the students of fact-checking laboratories
  • Launch a dedicated chat bot and a rapid response center to allow stakeholders to easily access accurate information.

The Project is supported by the U.S. Embassy in Armenia. The Project started on July 15, 2020 and will be ended on July 15, 2021.

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