EU DisinfoLab is a young independent NGO focused on researching and tackling sophisticated disinformation campaigns targeting the EU, its member states, core institutions, and core values.

Our vision

We imagine a society in which every citizen: 
  • understands the informational context they live in
  • is less susceptible to attempts of manipulation, especially on social media

What we believe in

Education

We believe that multidisciplinary knowledge and innovation are essential for stimulating change.

Quality information

Our activities are grounded in evidence-based analyses, and we believe that citizens should be well informed on the source and selection of information they see.

Integrity

In all of our actions, we remain true to our ethics and vision, and when we’re wrong, we own up to our mistakes.

Democracy &
rule of law

We believe in democratic governance and norms, such as accountability and pluralism, and neither companies nor individuals should be above the law.

Collective action

When dealing with a complex phenomenon such as disinformation, we believe that multi-stakeholder actions are crucial for coming up with effective solutions.

What we do

Our research is multifaceted: we continuously monitor disinformation activities across all social platforms to identify trends and threats. In addition to this, we use open source intelligence techniques (OSINT)  to uncover disinformation networks, strategies, as well as inauthentic behaviour. Our findings are then disseminated via our partnerships with the media and leading experts in the field. 

To achieve our vision, we maintain an extensive repository of knowledge on disinformation, including scientific research, up-to-date legal and policy developments on the EU and member state levels, and innovative tools to debunk and fight against disinformation. Our repository provides the disinformation community with needed tools, knowledge, and resources to encourage collaboration. 

Based on our own analyses, we regularly propose policy recommendations to the EU institutions and the EU Member States, and help other initiatives ensure that their advocacy efforts are grounded in sound analyses. In this context, we want to offer our expertise to policymakers and jointly develop a multi-stakeholder response – complete with a legal framework that preserves our freedoms and offers sustainable solutions to disinformation.

We organise regular seminars, forums, meetings and other events to share experiences and tools, plan joint ventures, and keep abreast of critical developments in the field. We put emphasis on building partnerships and fostering collaboration between relevant initiatives not only in Europe, but around the globe too. In view of this, we gather experts and organisations to exchange best practices, cooperate, and develop new approaches to countering disinformation.

Our mission

Our mission is to raise awareness on disinformation and the manipulation of information and contribute to a better information landscape