Despite expectations, fake news appears to have played a relatively minor role during the recent Czech presidential elections. But that doesn’t mean the popularity of such “alternative” sites should be ignored or the reasons why so many Czechs are willing to take the bait.
A Czech senior citizen, allegedly a fanatical supporter of an ultra-right party known for spreading disinformation, has been charged with causing train crashes in order to blame them on Islamic terrorists. From Romea.cz.
Though still a longshot, the Czech Republic’s possible break with the EU would apparently find support among a good chunk of society.
Protests against appointment of communist-era riot squad member to head police watchdog morph into attacks on prime minister.
Turkey accuses Salih Muslim of helping plan Ankara bomb atrocity in 2016.
A mysterious company is paving the New Silk Road in Eastern Europe and beyond. From China Digital Times.
Czech Republic says big farmers must be protected; Hungary and Poland mull bigger contributions to EU budget.
The Czech Republic could have prevented another populist victory by taking a closer look at neighboring Slovakia’s recent history.
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