HlídacíPes | "Like tales of lizard people." Conspiracies sounded at CTU, school disassociates itself

The European Union also appeared among the topics that economist Peter Staněk recently commented on at the CTU. However, his views are far from the truth. Our deputy director Viktor Daněk helped to set the matter straight.

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Dezinfo Czech

Even in the Czech Republic we can find a wide disinformation undergrowth that makes it difficult to know where the truth lies. What are the most common narratives around European issues in this country? What do we need to watch out for? At Europeum, we are launching a new project called DezInfoCzech aimed at uncovering the most common disinformation narratives around European topics.

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Discussing Ukraine in V4 mainstream media: The future vis-à-vis European integration

The project assesses the production, distribution and consumption of news on Ukraine’s future vis-a-vis European integration by the V4 mainstream media. The aim is to designate both dominant and marginalized narratives, while also analyzing their impact via focus groups. The findings will be presented to stakeholders in order to improve reporting and increase the audiences’ access to information.

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ČT24: Disinformation about the ban on cars with internal combustion engines

Our project manager Tatiana Mindeková commented on the growing misinformation about combustion engines and the Green Deal in the CT24 Newsroom.

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REPORT | Shaping Our Digital Future: tackling Disinformation in the EU, case of Central and Eastern Europe

Read the report from the debate "Shaping Our Digital Future: tackling Disinformation in the EU, case of Central and Eastern Europe", which took place on 27 March in Brussels.

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POLICY PAPER | Resilience building in the V4 against disinformation about the Russian-Ukrainian war

The Visegrad countries are facing enormous Russian disinformation pressure aimed at breaking popular support for aid to Ukraine. If Ukraine were to lose Western support, it would most likely lose the war, which is why Russian disinformation aims to end this support. Writes Dorka Takatsy in her policy paper.

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INVITATION | Shaping our Digital Future: Tackling Disinformation in the EU, case of Central and Eastern Europe

We cordially invite you to the conference entitled Shaping our Digital Future: Tackling Disinformation in the EU, case of Central and Eastern Europe. The conference will take place on Monday 27 March from 16:30 to 18:45 at the Thon Hotel EU, Rue de la Loi 75 1000 Brussels.

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Roundtable report | Monitoring of the EU’s Green Policies: Perceptions and Narratives in the Czech and Slovak Information Space

On 17th of January 2023, the EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy organised a closed roundtable discussion titled Monitoring of the EU’s Green Policies: Perceptions and Narratives in the Czech and Slovak Information Space. The discussion was held under the Chatham House Rule and attended by experts on the EU’s green policies and disinformation from think-tank communities and academia as well as by journalists who regularly comment on these topics. The event was moderated by Žiga Faktor, EUROPEUM’s Head of the Brussels Office. A short report from the discussion was prepared by our junior researcher and project manager Tatiana Mindeková.

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EU MONITOR | THREE RESPONSES TO DISINFORMATION IN THE EUROPEAN UNION

Disinformation and foreign interference have been concerns in global politics for centuries, but social media algorithms have made the current threat more dire as they amplify content based on human frailties such as our obsession with negativity and outrage. Russian interference in the 2016 US federal election and other elections and referenda in at least twenty countries between November 2016 and April 2019, including the Brexit referendum, the French and German elections, and the Ukrainian power grid cyber-attacks, have highlighted the potential for foreign governments to alter the results of an election or undermine democracies using social media and other means. Writes Jakub Ferenčík in his last EU MONITOR.

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Report | Monitoring of the EU's Green Policies: Perceptions and Narratives in the Czech and Slovak Information Space

The European Green Deal is the core of the current climate strategy of the European Union, which has set the goal of making Europe a carbon-neutral continent by 2050. In an effort to monitor and counter disinformation narratives about the deal, IRI's Beacon project launched an initiative called the “European Green Deal: Mapping perceptions in Central and Eastern Europe,” in which six partner organizations studied how the deal is perceived in Bulgaria, Czechia, Poland, Romania, and Slovakia. Our project manager and juniour researcher, Tatiana Mindeková, analyzed narratives spread about the Green Deal and the EU’s green policies through Czech chain emails as well as through selected mainstream media and websites known for spreading disinformation.

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