“Divisions in Cyprus amplify fact-checking challenges”, by Louis Jacobson/PolitiFact

Cyprus, a divided Mediterranean island, faces challenges of misinformation, with a UN buffer zone separating the predominantly Greek south and Turkish north. Amid increasing misinformation and fake news, Fact Check Cyprus, initiated during the COVID-19 pandemic, strives to combat misinformation on the island. The project addresses various issues beyond COVID-19, including immigration and LGBTQ+ policies. … Continue Reading

Ομάδα Νέων CYberSafety Youth Panel 2023-2024 – ΗΜΕΡΙΔΑ ΕΝΑΡΞΗΣ ΕΡΓΑΣΙΩΝ

Το Σάββατο, 24 Ιουνίου 2023 στο Παιδαγωγικό Ινστιτούτο Κύπρου πραγματοποιήθηκε η ημερίδα έναρξης εργασιών της ομάδας νέων CYberSafety Youth Panel 2023-2024 όπου και παρευρέθηκαν τα μέλη της ομάδας του εργαστηρίου μας, Παντελίτσα Λεωνίδου, Νικόλας Σαλαμάνος και Μιχάλης Σιριβιανός. Η ημερίδα είχε ως σκοπό την γνωριμία μεταξύ των παλιών και νέων μελών της ομάδας του Υouth … Continue Reading

Το Φilenews δημοσιεύει – MedDMO: Σύμπραξη Ελλάδας, Κύπρου και Μάλτας κατά παραπληροφόρησης

MedDMO: Σύμπραξη Ελλάδας, Κύπρου και Μάλτας κατά παραπληροφόρησης. Διαβάστε το άρθρο που δημοσίευσε το Φilenews για το Ευρωπαϊκό πρόγραμμα MedDMO στο παρακάτω σύνδεσμο: https://www.philenews.com/oikonomia/epicheiriseis/article/1615415/meddmo-sympraxi-elladas-kyproy-kai-maltas-kata-parapliroforisis

MedDMO Launch – The brand new regional coalition that brings Greece, Cyprus and Malta together in the battle against disinformation

The NetSySci lab of the Cyprus University of Technology is pleased to announce our participation in the Mediterranean Digital Media Observatory (MedDMO), a regional hub of the European Digital Media Observatory covering Greece, Cyprus, and Malta. The two-year-and-a-half project, launched on December 1st, 2022, receives funding from the European Commission’s call for the creation of … Continue Reading

Understanding the needs of youth: Teaching Cybersecurity & Cybersafety to high-school students

Nowadays, we are trying to protect the users from online threats and attacks, keeping in mind that generally,  users have no cybersecurity skills or knowledge. The idea here is to improve that baseline by having future users with basic or even advanced cybersecurity skills. How to do that? Educate the students from an early stage … Continue Reading

The impact of State–sponsored Trolls during the 2016 US Presidential Election Discourse

It is a widely accepted fact that state-sponsored Twitter accounts operated during the 2016 US presidential election, spreading millions of tweets with misinformation and inflammatory political content. Whether these social media campaigns of the so–called “troll” accounts were able to manipulate public opinion is still in question. In this post we discuss the findings of … Continue Reading