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The EU may try to pressure the elected candidates in Ukraine through social media monitoring

Summary of Disinformation

The EU wants to create an impression of free elections in Ukraine through social media monitoring. Later the collected data can be used to pressure the elected candidates.


This shows disregard by the EU for Ukraine’s sovereignty.




No evidence given for any influence attempts. The tender the article apparently refers to has been published by Council of Europe, a human rights organisation that has 47 member states, including Russia.

It is part of the The Council of Europe project “Supporting the transparency, inclusiveness and integrity of electoral practice in Ukraine”, implemented within the Action Plan for Ukraine 2018-2021.

The European Union reiterated its full support for the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine within its internationally recognised borders for example in November when Russia used military force against Ukraine in the Azov Sea and Kerch Strait.

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Reported in: Issue 132
Date: 14.01.2019
Language: Russian
Country: Ukraine, EU
Keywords: Elections
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Russia Today (RT) in Russian
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