Russian civil society continues to dismantle pro-Kremlin disinformation, using both laughter and journalistic investigations.
Last week, Facebook announced a new takedown of 122 user accounts, pages, groups, and Instagram profiles linked to Russian military intelligence.
The divisive situation caused by the opposing positions of the Government of Montenegro and the Serbian Orthodox Church on the newly adopted Law on Freedom of religion of Montenegro has been used by disinformation outlets in the region, resembling the practice already detected in Ukraine, Armenia and Georgia.
Conspiracy theories about the coronavirus, campaigns against Poland and the White Helmets dominate this week's yield of pro-Kremlin disinformation.
Russian state-controlled TV mixes coronavirus conspiracy theories with ambiguous debunks.
Not less than 945 fake / unfounded pieces of news have been published in 2019 by four tabloids (Informer, Srpski Telegraf, Alo and Kurir) with the largest circulation in Serbia, fact-checking platform Raskrikavanje found in their most recent analysis.
Disinformation, as a part of a wider aggression against EU and the Member States, is a challenge the union is determined to address.
It is Groundhog Day in the world of pro-Kremlin disinformation, with WWII revisionism and the coronavirus continuing to dominate the disinfo caseload this week.
"The Chinese Coronavirus Was Predicted by Nostradamus," a Russian state-controlled media outlet told its readers.