Georgia targeted by fake stories of US secret labs spreading COVID-19

By |maj 29th, 2020|China, coronavirus, disinformation, fake news, Josep Borrell, News, Russia, United States|

EU foreign ministers are discussing China on Friday (29 May), as the country started to back Russian narratives of Washington-led biological weapon development in Georgia and other post-Soviet countries. One widely circulating allegation in the interne...

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Commission study calls for ‘sanctions’ for online disinformation

By |maj 11th, 2020|Code of practice against disinformation, Didier Reynders, digital services act, disinformation, fake news, News, regulation|

A European Commission study on the effectiveness of the EU's code of practice against disinformation has criticised the self-regulatory nature of the framework, suggesting that "sanctions and redress mechanisms" should be put into place in order to ens...

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Chizhov: Coronavirus cannot diminish the significance of Victory Day

By |maj 9th, 2020|China, coronavirus, disinformation, Donald Trump, fake news, Libya, News, Outer space, Russia, Sanctions, Vladimir Putin, World War Two|

In a wide-ranging interview, Russian Ambassador to the EU, Vladimir Chizhov, discussed Victory Day, Russia’s relations with its wartime allies, conspiracy theories about COVID-19, sanctions, disinformation and more.

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Kazakhstan fends off allegations it is developing biological weapons

By |maj 4th, 2020|coronavirus, fake news, Kazakhstan, News, Russia, weapons of mass destruction|

Kazakhstan is not developing biological weapons or researching their possible use against other countries, its ministry of foreign affairs said on Saturday (2 May), denying allegations circulated in Russian and domestic media that the country is workin...

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Borrell: China ‘expressed their concerns’ over disinformation leak

By |april 30th, 2020|China, disinformation, EEAS, European External Action Service, fake news, Josep Borrell, News|

Chinese officials "expressed their concerns" over the leak of a draft internal publication on disinformation, the EU's diplomatic chief Joseph Borrell confirmed on Thursday (30 April).

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Building transnational immunity to the COVID-19 infodemic

By |april 28th, 2020|COVID 19 crisis, Desinformation, EU Digital, European Union, fake news, Infodemic, News|

The European Union is a major target of disinformation campaigns about COVID-19, both by Russia and domestic nationalist actors. What the bloc needs is a cross-national media engagement, a truly transnational European public sphere to build resilience against disinformation on EU affairs, writes Nad’a Kovalcikova.

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EEAS denies toning down China disinformation report under pressure

By |april 27th, 2020|China, disinformation, EEAS, EU, European External Action Service, fake news, Josep Borrell, News|

The European External Action Service (EEAS) has hit out at reports that it toned down allegations made against China as part of a report into state-led disinformation campaigns, following pressure from Beijing.

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Global conspiracies, local panics

By |april 15th, 2020|COVID-19, fake news, High Level Group on Fake news, News, Pope Francis|

The COVID-19 pandemic, disrupting societies, economies, families and persons alike, is compounded by a global contagion of rumours, conspiracies, fake news and other deadly narratives that, despite their appearance of being tailored to fit local charac...

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Regulation against fake news ‘very important,’ Reynders says

By |april 15th, 2020|Code of practice against disinformation, Didier Reynder, disinformation, EU, Europe, fake news, News, regulation|

The European Parliament and Council should work with the Commission to consider how best to implement a potential legal clampdown on fake news online, the EU's Justice Commissioner Didier Reynders has said.

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Austrian digital expert: Well-made disinformation is emotionally intelligent

By |april 2nd, 2020|Austria, coronavirus, COVID-19, disinformation, fake news, Germany, misinformation, News|

The coronavirus pandemic has led to a flood of disinformation: Fictitious numbers of infection, ineffective treatments or false insider information. The Austrian author and digital expert Ingrid Brodnig, who monitors such cases, explains to EURACTIV Ge...

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