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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

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The Strange Similarities in Narratives in the Cases of Strache and Skripal


As a month has passed since the beginning of the scandal involving former vice-chancellor of AustriaHeinz-Christian Strache, it’s… Read more

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The Chernobyl Disaster and the Power of Story-Telling


The TV show ”Chernobyl”, produced by HBO and Sky, has been getting attention in different parts of the… Read more

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How Serbian Sputnik Infiltrated a Disinformation Hub in Bosnia And Herzegovina


Although most of the sources of political disinformation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) are local media, a… Read more

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False Friends


The One with All the Values Everybody needs a friend – to laugh, cry or watch ‘‘Friends”… Read more

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If You Don’t Like the Answer, Ask a Different Question


Following indications of a decrease in president Putin’s personal approval rating, Russia’s state-owned polling agency last month… Read more

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Inosmi: Kremlin Stealing News to Shape the Views


Inosmi.ru is the Russian state media holding Rossiya Segodnya’s service for translating media content to Russian. It’s… Read more

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Figure of the Week: 500


Avaaz, a global non-profit organisation and activist network, investigated Facebook accounts active in six biggest EU member… Read more

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How Big is the Kremlin’s Obsession with Ukraine? Spoiler: Very Big


It is old news that Russian state-controlled media outlets have little focus on Russia and that they are almost obsessed with… Read more

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Democracy as an Act of Defiance


The people of the European Union has voted. The second largest democracy in the world, after India,… 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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