Mikko Salo

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Mikko SALO is the founder of Faktabaari (FactBar), chair of Finnish transparency NGO Avoin yhteiskunta ry and university EU advisor.

Mikko Salo
In 2014, he founded awarded (Bonnier, Europcom) fact-checking service Faktabaari, bringing accuracy to the European election debate. Since then, he has worked with journalism schools, media educators, scientists and volunteers. He has experience in EU Affairs at member state and EU level, having also served in four different EU institutions. Mikko joins the EU’s High-Level Expert Group (HLGE) on Fake News and online disinformation that issued a report “Multidimensional approach to online disinformation”. His current fact-checking and media and information literacy work links to forthcoming European elections and empowering especially fact-checkers, teachers and researchers.

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