• #DEZINFO: Networks of Russian propaganda in Poland

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    In the new podcast, we talked about how Russian propaganda works in Poland with an emphasis on social media. WithGivi Gigitashvili our interlocutor, we referred to the latest narratives appearing in connection with the war waged by Russia in Ukraine and discussed ways to verify the content appearing on the Internet.

  • #DEZINFO: Ukraine and Poland in the Russian media online

    During the "Strengthening the Capacity to Counter Disinformation" project, our interlocutor, Dr. Pavlo Kolotvin was responsible for monitoring and analyzing news appearing in Russian mainstream online media in the context of Poland. Due to the current political situation and Russia's aggression against Ukraine, we also asked our guest about the narratives built in the Russian information space about Ukraine and whether it was possible to predict the coming war on the basis of the monitoring conducted.

  • Analysis of the Russian “Strategy for the Development of an Information Society”

    On 9 May 2017, Vladimir Putin signed an Executive Order on the “2017-2030 Strategy for the Development of an Information Society in the Russian Federation.” The Strategy’s principal goal mentioned in the document is “to create conditions for the formation of a knowledge society in the Russian Federation.” It can be inferred that Russia is preparing for a total information warfare with the world, which is supposed to take many years, and the defensive aspect of this warfare will be its crucial role.

  • ANALYSIS: Yandex and Mail.Ru Group blocking in Ukraine in the context of information warfare

    So far, the most popular social network in Ukraine has been VKontakte, followed by Facebook, which shared its position with Odnoklassniki in certain ranking lists. Imposing sectoral sanctions on Russian entities was not motivated by social pressure. Although the political aspect is important, the major reason was economy and security, and the decision was supposed to impact the aggressor state financially and prevent its enterprises to make money on the Ukrainian market. However, there is a range of serious threats for the Ukrainian state resulting from this decision.

  • FORECAST: primary goals of Russian propaganda in Poland for 2017

    The activity of Kremlin propaganda centres and the associated state structures clearly indicates that the coming months will see an escalation of actions hostile to Poland in the information space of Poland and its neighbours and allies from NATO. The context of the current geopolitical considerations suggests that apart from strictly disinformation actions: a) components making them appear real (organisation of real events / actions) and b) operational activity of Russian services (political, organisational and financial support for certain structures, entities and individuals as well as intensified recruitment of collaborators and expansion of pro-Russian networks in Poland, which are aimed at reinforcing the influence on the Polish political class and the Polish society) will be strengthened in coordination with them.

  • The image of Russia in the Belarusian media online – a new episode of our #DEZINFO podcast!

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    In an interview with the analyst Palina Shcherbava, we discuss the results of the monitoring of the Belarusian information space, which we carried out as part of the project"Strengthening the Capacity to Counter Disinformation" (May-December 2021). Taking into account the recent political situation, in particular the war in Ukraine, we have once again raised the topic of propaganda and disinformation appearing in the Belarusian online media. 

  • The lastest monitoring results "Strengthening the Capacity to Counter Disinformation", November-December 2021

    We publish the latest partial reports developed under the project "Strengthening the Capacity to Counter Disinformation”. They are the result of the monitoring of the Russian and Belarusian information space carried out in November and December 2021. The research of selected online media was carried out thanks to the support of the National Endowment for Democracy.

    What can you learn from the results of the monitoring carried out in November and December 2021?

  • The new episode of #DEZINFO podcast: The image of Baltic states in the Russian niche media online

    Listen to the new episode of our #DEZINFO podcast!

    In an interview with the analystEvija Djatkoviča, we discuss the results of monitoring the Russian information space, in particular focusing on the narratives that were built in the context of the Baltic states. We also discussed how the propaganda about Ukraine was built a few weeks before the start of the Russian aggression and how much space was devoted to Ukraine in the Russian media at that time.

  • Transcription of the #DEZINFO podcast: Does anyone control us? How does the media shape reality?

    At the beginning of 2022, the first series of our podcast about propaganda and disinformation in the media called #DEZINFO was created. As a reminder, we have prepared a transcript of fragments of the most interesting statements of our guests.

  • Transcription of the #DEZINFO podcast: Fight for minds - propaganda in the 21st century

    With the outbreak of the war in Ukraine, we all realized how important it is to raise topics related to propaganda, disinformation and media manipulation. Bombarded with hundreds of messages from all sides, we must have the knowledge and tools to help us verify information. We hope that the interviews will help to better understand the processes related to content consumption in the 21st century media.

  • Transcription of the #DEZINFO podcast: Homo ecranis - has a new species of human emerged?

    How does the media shape our worldview? Are we more exposed to propaganda and disinformation on social networks than in traditional media? What will the mass media look like in the future?