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
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
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
Our lab visited the 8th Primary School of Limassol on 12/04/2022 to talk about Online Social Networks, their risks, and minor users. Our lab member, Pantelitsa Leonidou gave a talk to the students of 5th and 6th grade, about the online risks they may experience online and advised them on how to detect/avoid/handle those risks. … Continue Reading
Our lab visited the Neapolis Gymnasium School in Limassol (Γυμνάσιο Νεάπολης Λεμεσού) on 13/04/2022 to talk about Online Social Networks and their risks to minor users. Our lab member, Pantelitsa Leonidou, gave a talk to the students of the 1st grade about the online risks they may experience and advised them on how to detect/avoid/handle … Continue Reading
Our lab visited the Pera Chorio Nisou Gymnasium School on 14/04/2022 to talk about Online Social Networks, their risks, and minor users. Our lab member, Pantelitsa Leonidou gave a talk to the students of 1st and 2nd grade, about the online risks they may experience and advised them on how to detect/avoid/handle those risks. Around … Continue Reading
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
Michael Sirivianos showcased ReCRED at the Horizon Europe kick-starting event organized by the Deputy Ministry of Research, Innovation and Digital Transformation of Cyprus.
Dr Michael Sirivianos from CUT showcased ReCRED as one of the H2020 success stories in the Horizon Europe kick-starting event organized by the Deputy Ministry of Research, Innovation and Digital Transformation of Cyprus.
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