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.
The mission of the EU DisinfoLab (EUDL) is to expose disinformation campaigns, raise awareness around disinformation issues and gather and support civil society resilience to disinformation to foster a stronger information ecosystem. Fulfilling this mission requires resources that allow the EUDL to maintain its independence and provide objective and truthful assessments of the many different threats of misinformation that disrupt civil and rational political discourse.
Financial support is needed to fund our research, prepare reports, and respond to attacks from the perpetrators we expose in our efforts to provide this badly needed public service. Tackling disinformation is an expensive task and comes with a large diversity of risks for the organisation, its board members, and its staff. We not only need funding, but we need funding sources that share our mission to maintain our independence to not become another mouthpiece for a particular or partisan political agenda.