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The Lake Van Monster – aka Bestami

In the first episode of our “Urban Myths” mini-documentary series, we investigate the roots of the “Lake Van Monster” story and the role media played in spreading the myth.

Did the project of two high-school students go on to semi-final in Google Science Fair?

It was claimed in a news article of Anadolu Agency dated December 7, 2018 that two high-school students named Emirhan Belli and Serkan Aslan achieved going on to semi-final in Google Science Fair with their project which aims to produce bioplastic from leftover vegetables and fruits. However, none of the finalists or winners for the 2018-2019 Google Science Fair have been selected yet and the global finalists will be announced in May 2019.

Understanding information disorder: three pillars for a new framework

The Council of Europe published a report titled “Information Disorder: Toward an Interdisciplinary Framework for Research and Policy Making” on September 27, 2017. The report prepared by Claire Wardle and Hossein Derakhshan is a result of the quest to offer a more nuanced perspective to the problem of information pollution which has been reduced to “fake news” concept.