Jakub Kalenský

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Russian Disinformation in 2019: Review

The problems posed by the Kremlin’s information aggression yet again increased in 2019. The disinformation machine got… Read more

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Don’t forget the offline influence world

Most disinformation research activities focus on the digital space. For understandable reasons, shares and retweets can be… Read more

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The Tech Giants Are Normalizing the Kremlin’s Propaganda

“Objectivity is a myth which is proposed and imposed on us,” said Dmitry Kiselyov, the Kremlin’s lead… Read more

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Countering Disinformation: Right Direction, Insufficient Speed

The recent #StratComDC event ended with a closed session where the top government specialists from North America,… Read more

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The US Investigations Highlight Europe’s Laxity on Disinformation

This article is a part of a special series for #StratComDC 2019. Learn more at stratcomdc.org On… Read more

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What More Could We Want From Social Media Platforms

When it comes to countering information operations online, the most frequent approach so far has been to… Read more

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Defending Democracy through Media Literacy

This is the transcript of a speech given by Jakub Kalenský at the International Workshop on Defending… Read more

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Layers of the Disinformation Ecosystem

Too often, discussions about countering disinformation revolve solely around social media platforms. Especially for politicians or other… Read more

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Testimony – Jakub Kalenský

Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, Energy, and the Environment “Russian Disinformation Attacks on Elections: Lessons from… Read more

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Evaluation of the EU Elections: Many Gaps Still Remain

Just weeks after the European Parliamentary elections, the European Commission (EU) has issued a report on the… Read more


Jakub Kalenský joined the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center in Autumn 2018 as a non-resident senior fellow focusing on disinformation. In this capacity, Jakub is focusing on raising the awareness about pro-Kremlin disinformation campaign via producing articles and reports on this topic, including for the DisinfoPortal; giving interviews and public speeches; as well as via briefing governments and journalists in Europe. He also works with the Ukrainian Election Task Force as disinformation lead. Between 2015 and 2018, Jakub worked for the European Union’s (EU’s) East StratCom Task Force as the team lead for countering disinformation. There, Jakub was responsible for the EUvsDisinfo campaign and its flagship product, the weekly #DisinfoReview. This work also included briefings and trainings of journalists and civil servants, as well as numerous background briefings for the media. Before that, Jakub worked as a political correspondent in numerous print, online and television newsrooms in the Czech Republic. He was awarded for his work in 2011 with a prize for promising junior journalists. Jakub has a degree in Philosophy and Russian language and literature.