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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.

#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. With Givi 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.

– Why does the Kremlin put so much emphasis on spreading propaganda and disinformation on social media?

– What does the Russian narrative about Ukraine look like before and after the outbreak of the war?

– How do various social media platforms fight against Russian propaganda?

– What is the correlation between anti-vaccine and anti-refugee narratives on social media?

– Why has Russian propaganda about the war in Ukraine failed both in European countries and inside Ukraine?

Who is our interlocutor?

Givi Gigitashvili is a Research Associate at Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab), where he researches influence operations and social media manipulation campaigns in Eastern Europe and South Caucasus countries. After working 2.5 years at the DFRLab’s Disinformation Research Unit in Tbilisi, Georgia, Givi has recently relocated to Warsaw, Poland and researches Russia’s information warfare against Ukraine. Before joining the DFRLab, Givi worked as an International Development Consultant.

Podcast: https://youtu.be/V4ZB148upUA


Listen to the episode of the #DEZINFO podcast, which was created as part of the "Strengthening the Capacity to Counter Disinformation" project, with the support of National Endowment for Democracy (NED).

#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.

Listen to the new episode of our #DEZINFO podcast!

– What knowledge does the average Russian have about the war waged by Russia in Ukraine?

– How does the Russian media adapt its narratives to a multi-view audience from different social groups?

– Why has Russian propaganda in recent years become more aggressive?

– What were the differences and similarities in building the image of Poland and Ukraine in the Russian information space?

– What narratives have the Russian media built to prepare their society for the war in Ukraine?

– How much time does the Ukrainian media devote to broadcasting about the war?

Who is our interlocutor?

Dr. Pavlo Kolotvin Head of the non-governmental organization "Institute of Political Information" (IPI) based in Odessa, Ukraine. Coordinator of the INFOCRIME project in the south of Ukraine, Regional representative of all Ukrainian human and journalists rights, the Institute of Mass Information (IMI).

Podcast:https://youtu.be/snLsCLufYXA


Listen to the episode of the #DEZINFO podcast, which was created as part of the "Strengthening the Capacity to Counter Disinformation" project, with the support of National Endowment for Democracy (NED).