Jakub Kalenský

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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

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A Change of Tactics: Blurring Disinformation’s Source

Today, as the DisinfoPortal reaches its first anniversary, conversations around disinformation have evolved significantly from this time… Read more

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#EUelections2019: The Danger of Ignoring Disinformation’s Long-Term Goals

In recent interviews about disinformation in the run-up to the EU elections, many journalists and government officials… Read more

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The Ostrich Approach to Disinformation

In mid-April, Prague hosted the annual StratCom Summit, one of the most important international conferences on the… Read more

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#EUelections2019: What Does the Kremlin Want?

No one should doubt that the Kremlin will try to meddle in the European Parliament elections at… Read more

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Kremlin’s Disinformation Machine Recycles Soviet Narratives

Strong emotions are a much better driver of propaganda messages than calm reasoning and argumentation. Some words… 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.