Since the early days of its independence, Moldova has been the target of a wide array of Russian information manipulation and interference, including disinformation. Since Moldovans have elected a pro-European president and government, these efforts only intensified and the Kremlin is now applying a full spectre of hybrid tools to weaken the state institutions and foster instability. The EU candidate status that Moldova gained in 2022 and its continuous building of capacity and resilience against disinformation and information manipulation are constant pressure points for Russia.

The East Stratcom Task Force has been closely observing the media and disinformation landscape in Moldova. Below is our collection of articles on disinformation and information manipulation targeting Moldova.

22 articles
On a wild goose chase ahead of the 9th of May

On a wild goose chase ahead of the 9th of May

More than two months into Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the Kremlin’s disinformation machine is showing no signs of wear and tear. If anything, the contrary. Not least because the 9th of May – Europe Day for some, Victory Day for others – is approaching rapidly.
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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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