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Figure of the Week: 9


Russian hackers were likely behind a series of crippling cyberattacks against at least nine Swedish media outlets… Read more

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Old Disinformation Finds Fresh Ground in Serbia, Targets the EU


No, in fact the EU is not “legalising paedophilia”. But a controversial TEDx talk about the nature of paedophilia… Read more

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Figure of the Week: 32


Since the US election in 2016, Facebook has worked with improving its knowledge of and resilience towards information… Read more

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“Finland puts Russian kids in prison” – Disinformation that Shaped the Minds of Millions


“We are at the Finnish Gestapo. Russia, help us.” “Finnish government’s policy against Russian kids – genocide… Read more

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Disinformation Analysis on the Western Balkans: Lack of Sources Indicates Potential Disinformation


One key feature of disinforming news stories is that they are most often published without quoting any sources,… Read more

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Reporting the Topic by Avoiding the Topic


That press freedom is limited in Russia comes as no surprise. The situation is described as ‘difficult’… Read more

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Figure of the Week: 25


Over the last couple of years, online disinformation has risen on the international scene as an ever-growing… Read more

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Figure of the Week: $400 Million


Last week, a series of articles was published in the U.S. media relating to a $400-million donation… Read more

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Russian Influence in Montenegro: Disinformation, Threats and Attempted Regime Change


A recent debate about Montenegro’s NATO membership has put the spotlight on this Western Balkan country. But… Read more

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Military Intelligence, Fake Online Personas, Fake Local News: How Russia Targeted US Elections


On Friday 13 July, the US Justice Department took a further step in their investigation of Russian… 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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