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July 9, 2021News

The 33rd DFC Magazine issue brings an interview with Dr. Zlatko Vujovic, President of the Governing Board of the Center for Monitoring and Research (CeMI). Disrupted diplomatic relations between Montenegro and Serbia, parliamentary...

Entirely protect journalists and their sources

June 10, 2021News

The Digital Forensic Center discussed with Tamara Srzentic, Minister of Public Administration, Digital Society and Media, the negative scores that Montenegro obtained in the World Press Freedom Index published by Reporters Without...

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June 10, 2021News

The 32nd DFC Magazine issue brings the interview with the Minister of Public Administration, Digital Society and Media Tamara Srzentic. We discussed with the Minister the situation in the media in Montenegro, reforms that the Ministry...

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May 10, 2021News

The new DFC Magazine issue presents a shorter version of the author’s analysis of the attempt to assimilate Montenegro into the Serbian world. Besides, we also bring the article about discussions in the Montenegrin public and the...

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April 9, 2021News

The new DFC Magazine issue brings the analysis of the activities of the new government regarding the intelligence and security sector in Montenegro, which have been perceived among a significant part of both the Montenegrin and...

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March 10, 2021News

The new DFC magazine issue brings the overview of events in Niksic as it heads into the local elections on March 14. Read about fake researches circulating on the Internet ahead of the local elections, media campaign from Serbia, and...

On Friday Afternoon vol. 8

February 19, 2021News

Another Friday has come, together with the new edition of our weekly column On Friday Afternoon. As usual, we will start this week’s overview with the topics related to Montenegro. On Wednesday night, the DFC discovered at least 50...

DFC press release: Impersonation on Twitter

February 18, 2021News

Late last night, the DFC revealed at least 50 Twitter accounts, which impersonated and thus damaged the reputation of several public and political figures in Montenegro. The activities of these accounts were coordinated and...

On Friday Afternoon vol. 7

February 12, 2021News

Another Friday has come, together with the new edition of our weekly column On Friday Afternoon. As usual, we will start this week’s overview with the topics related to Montenegro. This week, a new issue of our DFC magazine was...

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February 10, 2021News

The new DFC Magazine issue brings the overview of conspiracy theories surrounding vaccination that are being spread by the media from the region, and which aim at compromising the credibility and trust of citizens in the work of health...

Found guilty with no guilt proven

January 27, 2021News

Publishing of an inappropriate caricature of Vesna Bratic, the acting Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sports, which is being spread on social media, provoked public anger for a reason. Basic State Prosecutor’s Office...

Under the Loupe 005: Milivoje Pantovic

January 25, 2021Multimedia, News

The Under the Loop podcast represents a short video form of a conversation with the experts in certain fields, in order to raise awareness of disinformation, media literacy, and technologies. In the final episode 005 of our pilot...

Under the Loupe 004: Darko Brkan

January 21, 2021Multimedia, News

The Under the Loupe podcast represents a short video form of a conversation with the experts in certain fields, in order to raise awareness of disinformation, media literacy, and technologies. In episode 004, we are talking with Darko...

Under the Loupe 003: Stefan Janjic

January 12, 2021Multimedia, News

The Under the Loupe podcast represents a short video form of a conversation with the experts in certain fields, in order to raise awareness of disinformation, media literacy, and technologies. In episode 003, we are talking with Stefan...

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January 11, 2021News

The first of this year’s DFC Magazine issue brings the 2020 retrospective of the influence of disinformation, narratives, and conspiracy theories on political events in Montenegro. Recently, the independent experts analyzed the...

Media spin about riots on Christmas

January 9, 2021Disinfo Cases

A couple of days before Christmas Eve and Christmas, numerous texts envisaging riots and chaos in Montenegro, planned allegedly by supporters of President Milo Djukanovic, were published. On January 3, Montenegro and Serbia-based news...

Under the Loupe 002: Bozena Jelusic

December 31, 2020Multimedia, News

Podcast Under the Loupe represents a short video form of a conversation with the experts in certain fields, in order to raise awareness of disinformation, media literacy, and technologies. In episode 002, we are talking with Bozena...

Under the Loupe 001 – Aleksandar Brezar

December 29, 2020Multimedia, News

Podcast Under the Loupe represents a short video form of a conversation with the experts in certain fields, in order to raise awareness of disinformation, media literacy, and technologies. In episode 001, we are talking with Aleksandar...

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December 10, 2020News

The Constitution of the new Government of Montenegro was the main topic in the month behind us, in both Montenegrin and Serbian media, whose reporting is marked by sensationalism. Besides this, read about the narratives on a negation...

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November 11, 2020News

Over the last months, we have been witnessing a real political reality show happening in Montenegro’s public scene. However, this new reality is not typical for Montenegro only; we see similar things going on in the region,...

DFC annual publication – While the Truth Exists

October 26, 2020News

The Digital Forensic Center has a pleasure to publish our annual publication, representing an overview of the second year of the DFC’s work. Read more about disinformation, fake news and conspiracy theories that we discovered...

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October 9, 2020News

The 24th DFC Magazine issue brings an interview with Damon Wilson, Executive Vice President of the Atlantic Council of the U.S., which discussed with us, among other things, the influence of disinformation campaigns on democratic...

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September 10, 2020News

The parliamentary elections and the campaign marked the month behind us, which is the reason why this DFC Magazine issue mostly addresses these topics. Therefore, besides debunked disinformation and fake news published on the eve and...

FAKE PUBLIC OPINION RESEARCH ON SOCIAL MEDIA

August 24, 2020News

New and fake public opinion research appeared yesterday on social media. It is stated in the post that the IPSOS agency conducted a piece of research for one political party in August. IPSOS agency said for the DFC that the piece of...

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August 10, 2020News

In the new DFC Magazine issue read what the British Ambassador to Montenegro Alison Kemp told us about the way the United Kingdom is fighting against disinformation and foreign interference. Read about the way the Montenegrin political...

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July 10, 2020News

In the new DFC Magazine read what Dr. Ognjen Gajic, a doctor at the famous Mayo Clinic said about disinformation being as harmful as the coronavirus; why Facebook groups are destroying America; whether the referendum in Russia made...

More insults from the same address

June 17, 2020Disinfo Cases, News

Proclaiming corona free destination on June 2 and opening the borders for particular countries in the region and Europe incited the new attacks on Montenegro Even though Kosovo and the upcoming elections in Serbia were the occasion and...

A doctor for conspiracy theories

April 26, 2020Disinfo Cases

The Protiv Novog Svetskog Poretka (Against New World Order) Facebook page posted on April 22 a video from the Next News Network TV show with dr. Rashid Buttar. Within fifty minutes, dr. Buttar made many assertions on the novel...

Who is disturbed by bot analysis?

April 15, 2020News, News

After the Digital Forensic Center had published the analysis on new network of bot accounts in Serbia, which was published by almost all local, but also regional and even Chinese, American and Central European media, the web sites of...

DFC on N1

April 14, 2020News, News

Our colleague Milan Jovanovic appeared on the television N1 Srbija (N1 Serbia) and spoke on the hacker attack which followed the analysis on the new bot network in Serbia connected with the President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vucic. Watch...

DFC Magazine #18

April 12, 2020News, News

These days have seen numerous disinformation and conspiracy theories posted and shared on social media, doing unmeasurable harm to individuals and the community. In this short video, find out what the new DFC Magazine issue brings,...

STATE OF PLAY

The beginning of the 21st century marked the shift in definition of the power from conventional, military and hard power to its much more non-violent and non-conventional form, in a way that mass media, social media and information have become weapons of choice. Many countries, Western Balkans states included, face the same challenge of responding and resisting to the disinformation campaigns aimed against them.

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to identify, explain and counter the problem of disinformation and fake news narratives through open source research; to promote truth and critical thinking; reduce problem of digital/media illiteracy through events, workshops and lectures that will raise awareness of this issue. We have the right to always question and search for the evidences!

UNDERSTANDING DISINFO

The problem of disinformation is broader than any individual country or actor spreading malign narratives. These campaigns are synchronized and systematic, so the response must be as well.That is why we, within Digital Forensic Center, established the foundations for the hub that will fight new media and digital disinformation through the multi-sector and multi-disciplinary approach and cooperation between NGOs, media and governments.