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The Half-Truth, a Little of the Truth and a Lot of Stuff Besides the…

Sometimes facts can be disinformation. Taken out of context, a quote, a number, a statement or a… Read more

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European Elections: Are We Ready?

In May, EU citizens will choose their representatives to the European Parliament. The choice we make at… Read more

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Always Blame the West! – And Six Other Disinformation Trends

This week, the pro-Kremlin disinformation machine churned out enough material for us to register almost 50 cases… Read more

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“Ukraine will turn into a banana republic”: Ukrainian elections on Russian TV

Ukraine experienced the impact of Russian hybrid warfare and pro-Kremlin disinformation earlier than most other states. The Kremlin has long used Ukraine as a testing ground… Read more

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The Wooden Anniversary of Crimean Annexation

Five Years of Lies, Deception and Abuse When it comes to weddings, a five year anniversary is… Read more

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Faces of Western Women

The EU is the place for women to be. And numerous initiatives taken up by EU institutions are helping women advance… Read more

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Figure of the Week: 10 Million

More than 10 million Ukrainians have fled their country because of Kyiv’s pro-NATO course and the imposition of… Read more

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Is 1,500 Kilometers Close or Far?

All is relative – especially in disinformation. This week leading Russian media outlets reported that “NATO detonated toxic torpedoes… Read more

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This Week on Russian State TV: Parallels Between Venezuela and France

Could Russia recognize Marine Le Pen as president of France? According to different pro-Kremlin TV programs it… Read more


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