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Polish and Lithuanian investigators obtained the black boxes from the Ryanair plane that landed in Minsk

They also interviewed the passengers of the flight
— Read on belsat.eu/en/news/10-07-2021-polish-and-lithuanian-investigators-obtain-black-boxes-from-ryanair-plane-that-landed-in-minsk/

Crushing non-state media in Belarus 2.0

Over the course of 2 days, security officers conducted at least 23 searches of journalists.
— Read on belsat.eu/en/news/10-07-2021-crushing-non-state-media-in-belarus-2-0/

Halya Coynash: Crimean Solidarity activist faces 19-year sentence for discussing religion | KyivPost – Ukraine’s Global Voice

Halya Coynash: Crimean Solidarity activist faces 19-year sentence for discussing religion | KyivPost – Ukraine’s Global Voice
— Read on www.kyivpost.com/article/opinion/op-ed/halya-coynash-crimean-solidarity-activist-faces-19-year-sentence-for-discussing-religion.html

Belarus has 12 new political prisoners

Human rights activists recognized 12 more people as political prisoners. Lawyers consider political persecution and the arrest of citizens accused of
— Read on belsat.eu/en/news/09-07-2021-12-new-political-prisoners-in-belarus/

Massive crackdown on independent media throughout Belarus

Since early morning, Belsat TV has been getting reports about persecuting independent media from cities and towns of Belarus.
— Read on belsat.eu/en/news/08-07-2021-massive-crackdown-on-independent-media-in-belarus/

Hot Air on Sea Breeze – EU vs DISINFORMATION

This week’s disinformation focuses largely on Ukraine, particularly the HMS Defender incident and operation Sea Breeze.
— Read on euvsdisinfo.eu/hot-air-on-sea-breeze/

Russia’s ‘Ukrainian spy’ mania gathers pace and new victims in occupied Crimea

Russia’s ‘Ukrainian spy’ mania gathers pace and new victims in occupied Crimea
— Read on khpg.org/en/1608809275

Storytelling and Disinformation – An EUvsDisinfo Classic – EU vs DISINFORMATION

Storytelling and Disinformation – An EUvsDisinfo Classic – EU vs DISINFORMATION
— Read on euvsdisinfo.eu/storytelling-the-disinformation-2/

Shifting attention to accuracy can reduce misinformation online | Nature

In recent years, there has been a great deal of concern about the proliferation of false and misleading news on social media1–4. Academics and practitioners alike have asked why people share such misinformation, and sought solutions to reduce the sharing of misinformation5–7. Here, we attempt to address both of these questions. First, we find that the veracity of headlines has little effect on sharing intentions, despite having a large effect on judgments of accuracy. This dissociation suggests that sharing does not necessarily indicate belief. Nonetheless, most participants say it is important to share only accurate news. To shed light on this apparent contradiction, we carried out four survey experiments and a field experiment on Twitter; the results show that subtly shifting attention to accuracy increases the quality of news that people subsequently share. Together with additional computational analyses, these findings indicate that people often share misinformation because their attention is focused on factors other than accuracy—and therefore they fail to implement a strongly held preference for accurate sharing. Our results challenge the popular claim that people value partisanship over accuracy8,9, and provide evidence for scalable attention-based interventions that social media platforms could easily implement to counter misinformation online. Surveys and a field experiment with Twitter users show that prompting people to think about the accuracy of news sources increases the quality of the news that they share online.
— Read on www.nature.com/articles/s41586-021-03344-2

Ukrainian ex-police chief appears at his trial for Maidan crimes after 7 years in hiding

Ukrainian ex-police chief appears at his trial for Maidan crimes after 7 years in hiding
— Read on khpg.org/en/1608809285

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