Istinomer Fact-Checked COVID-19 and the Serbian National election at the Same Time. Here’s How.


In a nutshell: Increasing the number of fact-checks and building a new browser-based tool helped Istinomer combat politicians and other Serbian media intent on bending the truth. Many Serbians distrust their country’s elections and the recent parliamentary vote — postponed from April as a result of COVID-19 — was no different. Having been boycotted by the main opposition and huge swaths of voters, the ruling Serbian Progressive Party was able to win with a landslide victory. Not a shining example of democracy by any means.

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