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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

5 Years of StopFake: The Evolution of Fighting Against Russian Propaganda in Ukraine

StopFake: How it all began Five years ago, during the Revolution of Dignity, when Ukraine’s ex-President Viktor Yanukovych went on the run and Russian troops started to occupy Crimea, Ukrainians simultaneously experienced a massive propaganda attack from Russia. The informational space of Russia, Ukraine and Europe was flooded with deceitful messages from Russian and pro-Russian media that began to write “about the unconstitutional coup in Ukraine”, about the activities of

Propaganda narratives most often appeared in online media – the first results of monitoring the coverage of presidential elections in Ukraine

On Monday, February 18, a coalition of CSOs consisting of “The Commission on Journalism Ethics”, “Human Rights Platform”, “Ukrainian Media and Communications Institute” and “StopFake” with the support of the Council of Europe* presented the first interim results of independent public monitoring of media coverage of the Presidential pre-election campaign in Ukraine were presented to the public. The monitoring covered the  period of 14 January – 3 February 2019. Since

Looking for Facts Throughout Ukraine

Spring 2019 will prove to be an important and decisive time for Ukraine and her people. The March 31 presidential elections, for which more than 20 candidates have already registered, and in which a television comedian currently leads in the polls, will show whether Ukraine is a maturing democracy with a smooth and orderly transfer of power, or just another post-Soviet basket case with incumbents determined to be presidents for

StopFake joined the media monitoring of the Ukrainian presidential elections with the support of Council of Europe

StopFake joined the coalition of civic organizations that supported independent monitoring of coverage of the presidential election in Ukraine with the support of the Council of Europe projects*. Quantitative and qualitative monitoring is carried out daily and covers the main media and social networks. The coalition also included the “Ukrainian Commission on Journalism Ethics”, “Human Rights Platform”, “Ukrainian Media and Communications Institute”. The Council of Europe experts have developed a

Mythbusters: Guide to Critical Thinking

On 13 December StopFake, represented by digital strategist Maria Zhdanova, together with the Centre for Euro-Atlantic Integration and Democracy from Hungary, represented by its director Dániel Bartha, has held an international workshop on countering disinformation. The event was organised by the Centre for International Relations in cooperation with the Prague Security Studies Institute from the Czech Republic in the framework of a project “Mythbusters” supported by the International Visegrad Fund.

Mythbusters: International workshop on countering disinformation

How disinformation works in Central Europe? How to distinguish facts from opinions ?  The workshop will focus on disinformation and various techniques and tools for fact-checking. The program is designed for university students and fresh graduates interested in journalism. When? 13 December, 15:00-19:00 Where? Mohyla School of Journalism,  Voloska 8/5, Kyiv This workshop is free of change and will be held in English. Please register online: AGENDA 15:00 –

StopFake supports East StratCom Task Force initiative “EU vs Disinfo”

March, 2018 StopFake wholeheartedly supports the “EU vs Disinfo” initiative as our biggest partner that has been on the forefront of combating disinformation for the last three years. We welcomed “EU vs Disinfo” when it was created , for us it was a clear sign that the European Union is serious about combatting disinformation, before such battles became mainstream. “EU vs Disinfo” has a clear mission, to raise awareness about

StopFake Helps Schools to Teach Media Literacy

StopFake became a partner of Learn to Discern – Schools (L2D-s) project, a first-of-its-kind media and information literacy initiative. The project was launched on February 2 in Kyiv. L2D-s aims to equip secondary school students in Ukraine with the critical thinking and media literacy skills they need to build resilience against disinformation, misinformation, and propaganda. In collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Science, L2D-s will pilot educational materials to be integrated

Russian Disinformation a Means of Waging War against the US

A recent U.S. Helsinki Commission hearing entitled The Scourge of Disinformation concluded that disinformation is part of Russia’s hybrid war against the United States, an instrument with which the Kremlin meddles in America’s internal affairs. Opening the hearing, Senator Cory Gardner pointed out that Russian disinformation poses a serious threat to the liberal international order and undermines the security and human rights of people in the OSCE region. Russia’s goal,

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