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.
Russian filmmakers were not successful at this year’s Oscar award ceremony. It might have been different if pro-Kremlin outlets were part of the competition. Their ideas are at least as creative as the best products from the Dream Factory.read more
In Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the King of Denmark is killed by his brother through poison, poured into his ear. A striking image of the way disinformation works. Pro-Kremlin media continue to pour the poison of disinformation is into the ears of millions of citizens.read more
Are Russian media facing a witch-hunt in Germany, after a wave of criticism by the German Union of Journalists? Is Ukraine the most dangerous place on Earth, and the US continuing to instigate violence in Venezuela and France? Russia might seem surrounded by enemies, but at least the country got the witches on their side.read more
This week, the disinformation world’s attention was focused on Venezuela.read more
Some say that lard is the new health food. Others claim it makes your cholesterol go up. Pro-Kremlin media, in turn, propose a recipe: fry a herring in lard and you will get anti-Russian Estonia. Welcome to this week’s Disinformation Review!read more
This week, the pro-Kremlin media stated that the British government was behind the Skripal case, the West is meddling in Belarus, the US is conducting dangerous experiments in Ukraine and – as usual - Ukraine is the provocateur. What kind of a picture could one paint...read more
On Monday the pro-Kremlin media claimed that Russia is not a party to the conflict in Ukraine because there is a civil war there. They also said that there have never been and are no Russian armed forces in southern and eastern Ukraine. Sadly this would only be true...read more
New Year is a time for resolutions, but can also be a time of uncertainty. What better moment to play on fear of the unknown and to dig out old, well-known deterrents?read more
According to pro-Kremlin outlets, this week the Americans should be proud of successfully organising the ‘yellow vest’ protests in France and autocephaly in Ukraine.read more
The US as the main actor behind the ‘yellow vests’ protests. Ukraine as the provocateur of war, preparing a chemical attack. Both got their part in the pro-Kremlin disinformation campaign this week. What a convenient way of shifting focus from the actors performing disinformation!read more
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