Mythbusters: works like the team cazabulos EU on social networks


The so-called “fake news” or misleading news are not exclusive feature of scandals in the united States. Also in the European Union are recorded, with each time more heavily, information that does not cater at all to the truth, or that, directly, lacking any rigor.

The group is acting against hoaxes from 2015, but it has been this year when Catalonia has entered into with more force among the topics fake that are posted

That’s why the best tool against the false news is the knowledge of the readers, which should elucidate if what they are reading is truthful or not. Especially in the case of the international news we can find a material misrepresentation in the extreme.

From 2015, the European Union has a team of “cazabulos” -called East Stratcom Force– that, of way exclusive, crawled the Internet in search of publications which Russia poured on a member State and which are lies or not true.

These “mythbusters” is hosted in the web page and try to reverse, with facts and figures, why an item is fake even though you have shared it on Facebook a politician. Part of this department, community-diplomats, journalists, and computer specialists.

From this group comes a warning special for Spain: the crisis of Catalan has fueled the false information that goes through Russia and that many digital portals give you for real.

It has been just over a year since the first news, which claimed that Catalonia would recognize the annexation of Crimea by Russia, is cast into the universe of the Internet. Since then, and according to Russian sources, the Spanish has become a second language in Catalan schools and the authorities of the Union approved the violence against the people of Catalonia.

This group calls for the collaboration of the users themselves and users of social networks to be able to detect the massive wave of disinformation coming from Russia. The country has, by public, what is known as “farms” of bots that played a decisive role, for example, in the us elections of that now meets a year.

There are still no reports about the Russian influence in social networks in spain; however, the race to the White House was not the only occasion in which Russia wanted to handle the strings of public opinion, and therefore it is not unreasonable to think that, from the East of Europe seeks to destabilise the EU through the Internet.

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