Journalists lack knowledge of social media and propaganda: the results of the Presidential election campaign monitoring were published

Journalists lack knowledge of social media and propaganda: the results of the Presidential election campaign monitoring were published

On May 20, 2019, the coalition of civic organizations “Ukrainian Commission on Journalism Ethics”, “Human Rights Platform”, “Ukrainian Media and Communications Institute”, and StopFake, with the support of Council of Europe projects, held a final press conference on the results of the independent monitoring of media coverage of the presidential race in Ukraine. Final report on the results of independent monitoring of media coverage of the presidential election campaign in

Closet Russian site hides revealing metadata

By EU vs Disinfo Recently euvsdisinfo.eu published an article about the Russia-based site South Front, describing how the site is based in Russia, how its content is edited in Russia and how money, donated to the site, goes to an account in Russia. As the site is closely following reporting along Russian foreign policy narratives, the argument was solid. South Front is a Russian site. All this could be discovered

Figure of the week: 3

By EU vs Disinfo Three victims of online disinformation speak out, sharing their personal experiences of facing online and off-line harassment and threats. One of the stories is that of Jessikka Aro, a journalist for Finland’s public broadcaster who became a target of systemic online attacks and defamation campaigns after exposing the activities of Russian trolls.  Ms. Aro has earlier recounted  how trolls and online harassers not only personally attacked

Russian disinfo patterns: “NATO is to blame for Kaliningrad’s militarization”

By Lukas Andriukaitis, for Integrity Initiative Lukas Andriukaitis is Associate Analyst at Vilnius Institute for Policy Analysis and a Digital Forensic Research Associate at Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab: One of the most frequently used D’s of the Russian 4 D’s of Disinformation is ‘Distract’ — if you are accused of something, accuse someone else of the same thing. This is exactly the narrative that has followed the recent militarisation of

Will Russia Really Gain Control Over Ukraine’s Economy?

By Polygraph RIA Novosti State news agency “Russia has gained control over the Ukrainian economy, an expert said.” Source: RIA Novosti, May 11, 2019 FALSE Ukraine trades far more with the European Union than with Russia. On May 11, the headline of an article posted by the Russian state-owned media outlet RIA Novosti claimed an expert had said “Russia has gained control over the Ukrainian economy.” The expert in question

Distortion: US Says Russia Will Help Ukraine

Russia must extend a hand to Ukraine’s new president and help the country, said US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Sochi. Russian pro-Kremlin publications such as TASS, Ukraina.ru, and Tsargrad all claim that Pompeo urged Russia to take the initiative to break the deadlock in the situation and help the new Ukrainian president settle into his

EU elections and a state of denial

By EU vs Disinfo It’s almost a tradition: As soon as elections take place, usually in Western countries, warnings of possible Russian influence make the rounds. This is also the case in the elections to the European Parliament, says an article in Sputnik Deutschland. It’s not a tradition. It’s a legitimate concern, deriving from the fact that the Kremlin has a track record of interference in numerous elections around the

Singapore parliament approves ‘anti-fake news’ law — will this curtail free speech?

By Mong Palatino, for Global Voices Singapore’s parliament approved the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA) on May 8, 2019. Commonly known as the anti-fake news law, POFMA gives broad, unchecked powers to government ministers to determine what online information is “false” and demand that it be censored or corrected. The Ministry of Law says the legislation will help stop the circulation of “deliberate online falsehoods” which it

Figure of the week: 5G

Источник: EU vs Disinfo RT America, the US-based arm of Russia Today, has a public health announcement: 5G technology – the latest iteration of cellular technology, poised to bring remarkable increases in the speed and responsiveness of wireless networks – just might kill you. As the New York Times reports, the RT segment, titled “A Dangerous ‘Experiment on Humanity’“, addresses the apparently “dire health threats” of 5G signals, linking the

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