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Lie, Manipulate, Spread, Change, Spread Again


Sputnik Polska as the tip of the iceberg of a disinformation campaign. Penetration of the information space… Read more

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The Alphabet Book of Pro-Kremlin Disinformation (Part I: A – E)


The Claims The Facts A America America is occupying Europe, instigating wars and corrupting the young. America is controlled by the British. Conspiracy… Read more

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Figure of the Week: 5


Five years and 9 million tweets later, we investigated how trolls were spreading disinformation about the downing… Read more

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The Journalists Who Exist Only on Paper


New Eastern Outlook, NEO, is an English-language website, managed by the Russian Academy of Science’s Institute for… Read more

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Figures of the Week: 3-10


It took 3 to 10 days for the Russian Internet Research Agency to increase polarization of the #BlackLivesMatter debate… Read more

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Operation Secondary Infektion: The DFRLab Exposes a New Russian Influence Campaign


Allegations of planned political assassinations, lurid forgeries, false flag attacks, brazen online impersonations… the universe of Russian… Read more

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Lost in Translation


Imagine that you are a politician or an expert commentator, and a Russian state-controlled TV channel calls… Read more

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Figure of the Week: 6 Million Dollars


How much can pro-Kremlin outlets earn on disinformation? Pro-Kremlin disinformation is not only heavily state-funded (for example,… Read more

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“Trolls in Your Feed”


“Trolls in Your Feed” is the name of a digital educational publication from the Danish Institute for… Read more

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Figure of the Week: 11 120 000


Margarita Simonyan, RT’s editor-in-chief, announced on Twitter that the Spanish RT website received 11 120 000 unique visitors in… Read more

Biography

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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