Project Coordinator

Viera Žúborová


Data collection from Slovakia and abroad
Focus group research
Analysis of the focus groups
Preparation of toolkit


Bratislava Policy Institute

De-fake Toolkit

The Fake Toolkit: Building Professional Capacities in the Fight against Fake News, Disinformation & Hate Speech on the Internet was a project that aimed to provide a toolkit to society and specific target groups, including police forces, political authorities, researchers, and academia teachers. The toolkit was designed to consolidate various theoretical concepts in one place and offer practical examples, scenarios, role plays, and workshops to enhance understanding and knowledge on the issues of radicalization, hate speech, crime, fake news, and hoaxes.

While there were existing initiatives in the Slovak Republic focused on combating fake news and hoaxes, they primarily concentrated on the creators of such content rather than the audience receiving it. The project recognized the importance of understanding the values and motivations of the recipients of fake news, as these factors can influence their belief in misinformation and contribute to their political mobilization within extremist movements, initiatives, or parties. The project aimed to target the key users of hate speech and fake news, shedding light on their motivations, values, and potential for radical political mobilization.

Project documents

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