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“Whistling at the Fake” Research Project

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“Whistling at the Fake: The Crucial Role of Whistleblowers in Countering Disinformation” is a research project funded by NATO’s Public Diplomacy Division as part of its resilience projects.

It aims at addressing the gap of citizen comprehension of the forms, means, and impacts of misinformation and disinformation, and empowering the general public with the tools through which to identify fake news, including appropriate responses to such behaviors. Furthermore, the project focuses on the crucial role whistleblowers and other knowledgeable insiders play in exposing misleading and hostile information activities and increasing public resilience to acts of this nature.

The project that is coordinated by the Principal Investigator, Dr. Costantino Grasso, who is a SBE Member and serves as Associate Professor of Business and Law at Manchester Law School, is managed by Manchester Metropolitan University (UK) and supported by its Scientific Partners: Boston College (USA), the University of Padova (Italy), and Tilburg University (The Netherlands).

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