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How to Become a Stateless Nationalist


For the past several weeks, the Kremlin’s channels have focused mainly on spreading disinformation about Western countries:… Read more

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Figure of the Week: 9


"A delegation from Norway has arrived in Crimea for an official visit. The delegation includes representatives of… Read more

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Going Off Script, RT Style


Imagine you are a journalist from a Western country who has been hired to work for RT (Russia Today).   Perhaps you’re excited to now be… Read more

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Viral “Manspreading” Video is Staged Kremlin Propaganda


A young woman walks up to a man in a subway train and pours liquid over him… Read more

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Tailored for Disinformation Heavy Users: Conspiracy Theories on Biological Weapons


Never heard of the Lugar laboratory in Georgia? Neither have many of us. But it is a familiar… Read more

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Figure of the Week: 10


The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) has seen a coordinated disinformation campaign targeting its referendum on… Read more

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Figure of the Week: 20


Facebook is opening a “War Room” to protect elections from disinformation attempts on the social network. Scheduled to become… Read more

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Russian Election Meddling in the US and Beyond


On Thursday 20 September 2018, the US targeted 33 individuals and entities with sanctions over interference in the American… Read more

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How to Rob Peter to Pay Paul


What do you do when one of your heaviest disinformation attacks backfires? You send out way more… Read more

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Russia as a Target of Russian Disinformation


State-controlled media in Russia peddle an aggressive narrative about the West as a place in political and moral… Read more

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EU vs Disinformation is part of a campaign to better forecast, address, and respond to pro-Kremlin disinformation. The campaign is run by the European External Action Service East Stratcom Task Force. The team was set up in March 2015 after the heads of state and governments of the European Union (EU) stressed the need to challenge Russia’s ongoing disinformation campaigns. The task force is made up of fourteen full-time staff, recruited from the EU institutions or seconded by EU Member States. Team members have a variety of professional communications backgrounds and speak several languages, including Russian. The team’s main product to raise awareness of disinformation is the weekly Disinformation Review. This contains a compilation of reports received from members of the myth-busting network. Since 2015, EU vs Disinformation has worked with partners to identify and debunk over 3,500 disinformation cases (figure from November 2017). The site is the only publicly accessible, international database of disinformation cases. It is supported and promoted by the EUvsDisinfo Facebook page and Twitter account. EU vs Disinformation supplements their database with a large number of in-house analytical articles about various aspects of disinformation. It also collates and recommends many reports, studies, and articles by other authors on the subject. Apart from this publicly available output, EU vs Disinformation also briefs and trains EU institutions, member state governments, journalists, and researchers, and participates regularly in conferences to share their experiences. It is regularly quoted and used by politicians, governments, state agencies, researchers, think tanks, and journalists across Europe and beyond. For inquiries, please contact disinforeview@euvsdisinfo.eu.

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