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The Atlantic Council is a NATO propaganda organisation

Summary of Disinformation
Facebook turned to the Atlantic Council, which is an organisation for NATO propaganda, for services to identify fake pages. 

No evidence provided. Recurring pro-Kremlin conspiracy about US and social media.

The Atlantic Council is an international think tank that is registered as a nonprofit organisation. The policy of the Atlantic Council also includes intellectual independence. One of the paragraphs of this policy details how the organisation must not adopt or advocate positions on particular matters.

Facebook alone decides which pages break its rules, with input from various research partners, as they explained in January 2019 when removing hundreds of Russian-linked pages.

Facebook launched a partnership with the Atlantic Council in 2018 to use its Digital Research Unit Monitoring Missions during elections and other sensitive moments. As the company states, it allows it to monitor misinformation and foreign interference and also to help educate citizens as well as civil society. The Atlantic Council is not the only organisation which cooperates with Facebook in the fight against disinformation.

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Reported in: Issue 142
Date: 19.03.2019
Language: Russian
Country: International, US
Keywords: Facebook, Propaganda, NATO
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: RT Russian
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