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EU-funded fact-checking website in Hungary launches

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Lakmusz.hu, the first fact-checking website in Hungary, was launched last week as the result of an EU project with an initial duration of 15 months, according to a report by Euraktiv.com.

The European Commission awarded the project to France's state-owned AFP, Hungarian website 444.hu and the Media Universalis Foundation.

AFP will primarily provide training and know-how to a team of local journalists from an investigative background. In recent years, AFP has developed an international network of fact-checkers.

In Hungary, the agency is Facebook's leading partner in the fight against disinformation.

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