Conspiracy theories, fake news and superstition in Hungarian public opinion


The joint conference of Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung and Political Capital


Political Capital Institute and the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung conducted a public opinion poll with the help of Medián on the incidence and prevalence of certain fake news stories, superstitions and conspiracy theories in social media. The results of the study will be introduced in the event, which we are going to discuss with experts and journalists.


Date: November 7, 2018

Venue: TRIP Hajó Kávézó (1011 Budapest, Szilágyi Dezső tér, jetty 2)

Language: Hungarian (with English simultaneous translation)


10:00-10:20    Introduction of Political Capital’s study – Péter Krekó, director, Political Capital


10:20-12:00    Roundtable discussion

Péter Erdélyi – journalist,

Zsolt Hanula – journalist, Index

Péter Krekó – director, Political Capital

Krisztina Nagy – expert on media law and media education

 Moderator: Political Capital


Please confirm your participation by filling out the registration form by 5 November here:


The conference is organised by Social Development Institute and Political Capital in cooperation with the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung.