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There have never been any Russian forces in Ukraine!?


On Monday the pro-Kremlin media claimed that Russia is not a party to the conflict in Ukraine… Read more

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What’s Wrong with RT?


Last month the British media regulator, Ofcom, found that RT (Russia Today) had been in “serious failure of compliance”… Read more

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From Unstoppable Immigrant Flood to Female Santa Claus


New Year is a time for resolutions, but can also be a time of uncertainty. What better… Read more

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Disinformation in 2018: Twelve Embarrassing Moments


Disinformation is a serious problem. It is used by the Kremlin as a means of gaining power in… Read more

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Ukraine Under Information Fire


Almost five years into the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, the Kremlin’s use of the information weapon… Read more

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Year in Review: 1001 Messages of pro-Kremlin Disinformation


“Lies and blatant fabrications” – this was how the British government described Russia’s clumsy attempt to conceal its hand in… Read more

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2018 in Figures


2018 has been a busy year for the pro-Kremlin disinformation campaign, with Russian trolls and media working… Read more

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Figure of the Week: 2013


Russian online disinformation began targeting the United States as early as 2013 and efforts to manipulate Americans… Read more

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Russian State TV Broadcasts Staged Interview


As Ukraine marks the anniversary of the 2013 Maidan revolution, a young Ukrainian man tells his story… Read more

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Whodunnit this Week?


The US as the main actor behind the ‘yellow vests’ protests. Ukraine as the provocateur of war,… 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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