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Fact-Checking During War

Gegham Vardanyan

Physicist by education, journalist by occupation

Waves of misinformation are constant during the war and the Russian-Ukrainian war is no exception from that point of view.

Sevada Ghazaryan, a journalist with the Fact-Finding Platform, says that Armenia, by its example, saw in 2020 what was happening in the media field during the war, and “fact-checking journalists have a lot to do during days like these.”

“Our task is to show the Armenian-language media consumer where the manipulation is, where things are being falsified. It does not matter which side is falsifying, Russian or Ukrainian,” said the journalist checking the facts.

Sevada says that they pay more attention to Russian-language information sources, as information about the war reaches Armenia through Russian materials or translations from Russian media.

Sevada Ghazaryan asks her readers to treat information with a pinch of suspicion. “It is important to ask yourself how logical the news you hear or read is, where you heard it from. When you have doubts, you start looking for solutions, you try to look at the issue from another angle. And when you look at it from another angle, you can see the picture much more completely.”

Gegham Vardanyan

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