January 9, 2019  |  Updated January 9, 2019

Disinformation in 2018: Twelve Embarrassing Moments

By EU vs Disinfo

Disinformation is a serious problem. It is used by the Kremlin as a means of gaining power in Russian domestic and foreign policy, and it undermines trust in free and independent journalism.

But despite the seriousness, disinformation can also be funny when those who try to mislead audiences make mistakes and get exposed; this demonstrates the limits of disinformation as a power tool.

2018 saw many such awkward cases when clumsy attempts to disinform were scrutinised by fact-checking journalists.

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