We are the East Stratcom Task Force, a team of experts with a background mainly in communications, journalism, social sciences and Russian studies.

We are part of the EU’s diplomatic service, which is led by the EU’s High Representative.

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EUvsDisinfo is the flagship project of the European External Action Service’s East StratCom Task Force.

It was established in 2015 to better forecast, address, and respond to the Russian Federation’s ongoing disinformation campaigns affecting the European Union, its Member States, and countries in the shared neighbourhood.

EUvsDisinfo’s core objective is to increase public awareness and understanding of the Kremlin’s disinformation operations, and to help citizens in Europe and beyond develop resistance to digital information and media manipulation.

Using data analysis and media monitoring services in 15 languages, EUvsDisinfo identifies, compiles, and exposes disinformation cases originating in pro-Kremlin media that are spread across the EU and Eastern Partnership countries.

As of 2019, our monitoring capabilities also uncover disinformation spread in the Western Balkans and the EU’s Southern neighbourhood. These cases (and their responses) are collected in the EUvsDisinfo database – the only searchable, open-source repository of its kind – which currently comprises over 12,000 samples of pro-Kremlin disinformation.

In addition to the database, we regularly publish articles and analyses about new developments in disinformation methods and practice, and collate international research that makes innovative contributions to the field.

Our team is also heavily involved in public and government outreach. We brief and train EU institutions, Member State governments, journalists, and civil society organisations, and regularly speak at international conferences. Our products are an important resource for political leaders, state agencies, researchers, think tanks, and journalists around the world.

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Cases in the EUvsDisinfo database focus on messages in the international information space that are identified as providing a partial, distorted, or false depiction of reality and spread key pro-Kremlin messages. This does not necessarily imply, however, that a given outlet is linked to the Kremlin or editorially pro-Kremlin, or that it has intentionally sought to disinform. EUvsDisinfo publications do not represent an official EU position, as the information and opinions expressed are based on media reporting and analysis of the East Stratcom Task Force.

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