Media Literacy Network in times of Covid-19: Special site for debunking the onslaught of disinformation and media manipulations

The team of the Critical Thinking for Mediawise Citizens – CriThink project,  in synergy with the other Metamorphosis projects – the fact-checking service Truthmeter.mk, the regional initiative for countering cross-border disinformation in the Balkans led by News Agency Meta.mk and the news portal in Albanian language Portalb.mk, has focused their efforts to promote critical thinking and media literacy through debunking the onslaught of disinformation and media manipulations related to COVID-19 pandemic, as well as to make the verified health-related information by official sources and WHO more accessible to the citizens. The Truthmeter is a certified member of the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) and has been directly involved in its efforts to tackle the issue on global level.

In order to provide citizens of North Macedonia with easy access to all this contents on disinformation and manipulation on the coronavirus, Metamorphosis set up special coverage pages in Macedonian (https://crithink.mk/dezinformaczii-i-manipulaczii-za-noviot-korona-virus-kovid-19/) and Albanian (https://crithink.mk/sq/pasqyre-e-dezinformatave-dhe-manipulimeve-per-koronavirusin-e-ri-kovid-19/) language as a public resource, which are constantly updated with links to the new information and educational contents. CriThink is implemented by Metamorphosis and Eurothink with financial support by the European Union while the Truthmeter and regional anti-disinformation efforts are supported by National Endowment for Democracy.