New Interim Reports, Strengthening the Capacity to Counter Disinformation, July-August 2021

We publish new reports resulting from the monitoring of the Russian and Belarusian information space as part of the project "Strengthening the Capacity to Counter Disinformation". As a result of the conducted research on the basis of data collected in July and August 2021, further, two-month partial reports were created. The research of selected online media was carried out with the support of the National Endowment for Democracy.

What can you learn from the latest reports?

Vaccines against COVID-19: methodology

The Center for Propaganda and Disinformation Analysis on 10.05-29.08.2021 monitored the Polish and Russian information space in the context of information on vaccines against COVID-19. The study was conducted using the Pulsar online information monitoring and analysis platform. For the sake of this analysis, 5 online mainstream media from Poland and Russia were selected. Polish media selection was based on the 2020 ranking of the most opinion-forming Internet portals, along with 5 additional information portals, bypassing the industry ones:,,, and Russian media was selected on the basis of the 2020 ranking of the most opinion-forming Internet portals with nationwide coverage, available in the Pulsar media database:,,, and

Polish online media and vaccines against COVID-19. Which of them gained popularity in the Polish information space? What vaccines have not been mentioned in any article?

In recent months, the Center for Propaganda and Disinformation Analysis has been monitoring selected Polish and Russian online media for information on the coronavirus vaccine. In the first part of the report: “COVID-19 vaccines in Polish- and Russian-language online media outlets: specifics and correlation between them in Polish and Russian information spaces”, the situation in Polish cyberspace in the period: 10.05-04.07.2021 was analyzed.