EU DisinfoLab’s mission is to raise awareness on disinformation and the manipulation of information and contribute to a better information landscape

What do we advocate for?

How we pursue our mission


We monitor key policies and legal developments in Europe and relay this information to our community


We provide policy recommendations grounded in our research and analyses


We organise events and workshops to bridge between politicians and disinformation experts


We meet with policymakers and officials to raise awareness of the latest disinformation trends and developments

Policy Positions

On 29 May 2021, a New York Times article indicated that EU DisinfoLab was one of the targets of a cyberattack. EU DisinfoLab confirms that on 25 May 2021, around 16:00 CEST, EU DisinfoLab received an email allegedly sent by USAID, which has since been identified by several cybersecurity companies as a cyberattack using phishing tactics.
Recommendations on how to incorporate disinformation into the EU’s Cybersecurity Strategy This paper provides feedback from the EU DisinfoLab on the EU’s updated cybersecurity strategy, the Joint Communication on the EU’s Cybersecurity Strategy for the Digital Decade (16 Dec 2020) and is developed based on our experience conducting investigations into sophisticated disinformation campaigns run by state and non-state backed actors, recent publications, and ongoing discussions with public authorities and civil society partners in the European Union (EU), the UK, and the US, on how to counter the evolving threat.
The Digital Services Act (DSA) proposal is a step forward in the EU’s approach to creating a safer online space. The harmonisation of regulatory oversight and introduction of due diligence obligations for online platforms will create a stronger incentive structure for companies to tackle illegal and harmful content.