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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Deník Referendum: We do not want any empty promises. Climate strikes continue online

Deník referendum reported on a student strike, at which several experts spoke, including our fellow researcher Kateřina Davidová. In her speech, she mentioned the Czech republic's current state in the fulfillment of the climate strategy.

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E15: Brexit and pandemics empower Scottish nationalists. But the new referendum will not happen soon

Vladimír Bartovic commented on the Scottish independence for the E15 daily.

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Deník Referendum: Kateřina Davidová on Europe on the way to zero-emission transport

Kateřina Davidová, research fellow from EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, was talking about Europe on the way to zero-emission transport. Who will lag behind?

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INVITATION: EU ± // The implications of the British elections on Brexit

What other implications can UK elections have for the European Union? What is the process of the election campaign, what parties are running and what's their program? What results do experts expect? These and other questions will be answered by leading Czech experts in Great Britain on 11 December at the Prague Creative Center.

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CT24: New Brexit deal in parliament

Our Vít Havelka was a guest of Monday afternoon Studio CT24. The subject of his comment was the new Brexit deal in parliament.

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Commentary: EUCO Meeting in October 2019

EUCO meeting held on October 2019 brought several surprises. Read the comments of our experts regarding the future development of Brexit, EU enlargement or climate change combat. We've gathered answers from Christian Kvorning Lassen, Kateřina Davidová, Jana Juzová, Zuzana Stuchlíková, Louis Cox-Brusseau and Martin Michelot.

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Our Vit Havelka answered the questions of a redactor of the server

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Commentary: Special European Council (Art. 50)

Vladimír Bartovic, Christian Kvorning Lassen, Martin Michelot and Vít Havelka present their thoughts on the prospect of a long Brexit extension (April 10).

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Martin Michelot commented for the plans of Emmanuel Macron to hold a referendum at the same time as the EP elections in May.

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