Disinformation Review

The flagship product of the EU vs Disinformation campaign, the Disinformation Review, was launched in November 2015. The Review brings you the latest news articles carrying key examples of how pro-Kremlin disinformation finds its way into the international information space, as well as news and analysis on the topic. The Review focuses on key messages carried in the media, which have been identified as providing a partial, distorted or false view or interpretation and spreading key pro-Kremlin messaging. It does not necessarily imply however that the outlet concerned is linked to the Kremlin or pro-Kremlin, or that it has intentionally sought to disinform. The Review analyses messages, not the messenger. If the message is a) false, which is determined by the facts and b) originating and/or in line with usual pro-Kremlin disinformation messaging, it is included in the product. Read more about the terminology of the Disinformation Review here. The Review is a compilation of cases from the East Stratcom Task Force’s wide network of contributors and therefore cannot be considered an official EU position.

In the four years of its existence, the EU vs Disinformation campaign has issued more than 140 Disinformation Review newsletters containing more than 5,000 cases of disinformation messages in 18 different languages. The product is regularly used and quoted by various governments, ministries, state agencies, secret services, researchers, think tanks and journalists across Europe and beyond.

The Disinformation Review is regularly posted on this website, delivered to subscribers’ mailboxes and published on the campaign’s Twitter and Facebook accounts. You can subscribe to the newsletter in English here and in Russian here.

EU Elections Update: The Long Game

EU Elections Update: The Long Game

With the European parliamentary elections approaching in less than a month’s time, we devote this week’s Disinfo Review to a brief summary of the ongoing disinformation trends surrounding the elections.

read more
Vassals, Aliens, and Green Tarkhun

Vassals, Aliens, and Green Tarkhun

Ukraine’s presidential election was ultimately a triumph of democracy, with free and fair elections followed by a peaceful transfer of power. International observers have described the elections as the cleanest in the country’s history. Yet, pro-Kremlin disinformation outlets continue to argue that Ukraine is corrupt, unstable, and controlled by foreign powers.

read more
European Elections: Are We Ready?

European Elections: Are We Ready?

In May, EU citizens will decide how the next five years will look in the EU. There will be attempts to influence their votes. Here’s how not to get manipulated.

read more
Always Blame the West! – And Six Other Disinformation Trends

Always Blame the West! – And Six Other Disinformation Trends

This week, the pro-Kremlin disinformation machine churned out enough material for us to register almost 50 cases which we’ve divided into seven categories showing how certain narrative templates are used and reused for different stories and adapted to different audiences.

read more
A (Kremlin) Star Is Born

A (Kremlin) Star Is Born

Christmas came early for the Kremlin this year in the form of Vasiliy Prozorov, an alleged defector from Ukraine’s state security service, who is zealously promoting all manner of conspiracy theories about his homeland.

read more
Fatal Distraction

Fatal Distraction

It is easy to get distracted in today’s information abundance. It might be even easier in the disinformation space.

read more

Figure of the Week

Disinfo Review archive

News and analysis archive

Media contact

For all media enquiries,
please contact the EEAS press team

How to contribute?

If you would like to send contributions to the Disinformation Review, please contact the East Stratcom Task Force on disinforeview@euvsdisinfo.eu

Disclaimer

The Disinformation Review focuses on key messages carried in the international information space, which have been identified as providing a partial, distorted or false view or interpretation and spreading key pro-Kremlin messaging. It does not necessarily imply, however, that the outlet concerned is linked to the Kremlin or pro-Kremlin, or that it has intentionally sought to disinform. The Review analyses messages, not the messenger. If the message is a) false, which is determined by the facts and b) originating and/or in line with identified pro-Kremlin disinformation messaging, it is included in the product. The Review is a compilation of cases from the East Stratcom Task Force’s wide network of contributors and is therefore not considered an official EU position. Likewise, the news articles are based on the analysis of the East Stratcom Task Force, so information and opinions expressed are not considered an official EU position. Have you found a mistake? Give us your feedback below or send us an e-mail.

Subscribe to our mailing list

Data Protection Information *

Have you found a mistake?
Give us your feedback.

Please don't forget to include facts and data backing your story.