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11 July: False Façade and CopyCop: two names for a new Russian influence operation

11 July, 14:30 – 15:30 CEST

Beatriz Marin Garcia, from the European External Action Service, and Clément Briens, from Recorded Future, present their main findings on a new FIMI operation involving the creation and dissemination of pro-Russian content. The EEAS, in collaboration with Spanish authorities, uncovered the operation and dubbed it False Façade, in a reference to the aim of obscuring the origins and laundering the content before targeting Western audiences.

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11 July, 14:30 – 15:30 CEST Beatriz Marin Garcia, from the European External Action Service, and Clément Briens, from Recorded Future, present their main findings on a new FIMI operation involving the creation and dissemination of pro-Russian content.

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11 July, 14:30 – 15:30 CEST Beatriz Marin Garcia, from the European External Action Service, and Clément Briens, from Recorded Future, present their main findings on a new FIMI operation involving the creation and dissemination of pro-Russian content.
In an increasingly interconnected world, brands are more vulnerable than ever to disinformation campaigns that can tarnish their reputation and erode consumer trust. In this session, we explore with Rafi Mendelsohn, VP of Cyabra, the evolving landscape of brand disinformation, uncovering the tactics used to target companies on social media and the profound implications for their reputation and market position.
What are the capabilities of state-of-the-art AI in generating disinformation? What about the innovative AI technologies being developed to detect and combat it? Kalina Bonthcheva from the University of Sheffield talks about the challenges and opportunities presented by generative AI in the context of disinformation production, spread, and detection.
Operation Overload uncovers a concerted effort to target fact-checkers, newsrooms, and researchers worldwide, depleting their resources and exploiting credible information ecosystems to propagate the Kremlin’s political agenda.
13 June, 14:30 – 15:30 CEST Social media platforms have introduced their own monetisation rules establishing who and what can generate revenue through their services. Despite the significant sums of money at play, there is very little transparency and oversight.
This session with Duncan Meissel from Clean Creative explores the intersection of advertising and sustainability. Join us to learn what the ‘The F List’ is, the dangers of fossil fuel marketing and PR with misleading claims about climate change, and much more.
In this webinar, Sophie Murphy Byrne addresses the risks that artificial intelligence technologies pose in terms of electoral disinformation, looking at recent electoral events (e.g. India or South Korea will hold elections days before the webinar and Mexico and the European Union shortly after).
In this webinar, Marcus Bösch, Hamburg University, discusses disinformation, propaganda, and TikTok.
This webinar presents the results of a research conducted by Margot Fulde-Hardy on foreign information manipulation and interference (FIMI) campaigns targeting elections from 2014 to 2024.
In our webinar on 25 April, Craig Silverman, national reporter at ProPublica, will make a presentation based on his recent publication “Key tools and approaches for using AI in OSINT and investigations”, where he delves into available tools based on AI-technologies that can be useful for digital investigations, and explains how researchers can use them with the proper approach and expectations.
In this webinar Devin Bahceci from the Climate Action Against Disinformation (CAAD) and the Information Integrity and Anti-Disinformation at the Global Strategic Communications Council (GSCC) shares his insights on how platforms are stepping up enforcement of climate change disinformation action.
The European Commission is holding a consultation on its draft delegated act on the new right of access to data under the DSA. This webinar discusses this consultation with Silvia Merisio, the Commission official responsible.
Chinese private firms are seen as aggressively managing foreign influence operations on behalf of the Chinese government. CitizenLab found more than 120 websites posing as local news, and channeling targeted attacks to Beijing’s critics, while in fact being run by a PR firm in Shenzhen.
This webinar with Olaf Steenfadt and Konrad Bleyer-Simon from Global Media Registry will discuss ‘Unique Media ldentifiers’: Why are they needed? What can they look like?
In this webinar, Julian Jaursch from Stiftung Neue Verantwortung dives into the role of Digital Services Act Coordinators in enforcing the DSA. How will the newly nominated coordinators ensure the effectiveness of the DSA in promoting online safety and transparency?
Our webinar on 14 March, featuring Guillaume Kuster, CEO of Check First, offers an in-depth analysis of the Finnish far right’s presence and visibility on social media platforms in the lead-up to the country’s presidential elections in February 2024.
In our webinar on 5 March, DFRLab’s Roman Osadchuk guides us through an investigation that uncovered the largest information operation on TikTok to date pushing disinformation about Ukraine.
In this webinar, Recorded Future’s Brian Liston shares an overview of their new research into the evolution of the Russia-linked malign influence network called Doppelganger.
In our webinar on 20 February, Cécile Simmons, Research Manager at the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD), shares with us her insights on how gendered abuse and disinformation threaten women’s rights and democracy.
This webinar uncovers the intricate web of deception woven by EU/US-sanctioned oligarch Ilan Shor and his pro-Russian party in their relentless bid to sabotage Moldova’s aspirations for EU membership.
This webinar dove into the intricate world of disinformation as we unveiled the findings of our new comparative study that sheds light on trends and idiosyncrasies across the diverse European disinformation landscapes.
Join us on Monday 3 July (14:00 CEST) for our next webinar “Polluting the truth about climate change” with esteemed speakers in the field!
“The disinformation landscape across Europe”, a webinar on 28 June delved into our country factsheets highlighting the disinformation landscape across EU Member States.
On 20 April, Alexandre Alaphilippe, Executive Director, EU DisinfoLab & Amaury Lesplingart, CTO, CheckFirst, will present the OSINT Guidelines to be applied to public interest investigations.
Webinar on 13 April on “FIMI: Towards a European redefinition of foreign interference” with Nicolas Hénin, Researcher at EU DisinfoLab.
Webinar on March 21 with #ShePersisted to present the findings from their “Monetizing Misogyny” study, and the role of media in spreading online hate and gendered disinformation in Italy & Hungary.
Webinar on March 9 with the Center for Countering Digital Hate about its “Toxic Twitter” study, and how Twitter generates millions in ad revenue by bringing back banned accounts.
Alicia Wanless, Director of the Partnership for Countering Influence Operations at CEIP, shared during this webinar how to foster a collaborative approach to researching and protecting the information environment.
Webinar on September 15 with Ben Nimmo & Raquel Miguel Serrano on how to measure the risks and impacts of disinformation.
Replay of a webinar co-hosted by EU DisinfoLab and French start-up Tremau about content moderation for smaller players with the upcoming DSA.
On July 5, the co-authors of the DSA User-Guide answered questions on the DSA tools, rights and application in the fight against disinformation.
In light of the Trilogue negotiations, we reflected on the importance of a strong redress mechanism in the Digital Services Act with some exceptional guests. This online discussion featured Frances Haugen, former product manager at Facebook and Whistleblower, and Emma Winberg, the widow of James Le Mesurier, who was a co-founder of the Syrian rescue group the White Helmets, and director of the non-profit MaydayRescue Foundation.
We are pleased to invite you to our next webinar with Avaaz, the global campaigning and research organisation. We will talk about fresh revelations surrounding Facebook’s enforcement policies, the US elections and the implications for regulating disinformation in the EU.
On 29 June, EU DisinfoLab held a webinar with Tristan Mendès France where he spoke about RiPOST – an intiative designed to counter false information and hate speech by using social media and search engines.
On 27 May, EU DisinfoLab held a webinar with ERGA Board Member Lubos Kuklis where he discussed the key takeaways from ERGA’s assessment.
On 2 June, EU DisinfoLab held a webinar with Guillaume and Tim from Journalistes Solidaires where they detailed how they set up a spontaneous and innovative open newsroom born to fight COVID-19 disinformation.
On the 16th October, EU DisinfoLab hosted its monthly webinar with Michael Bossetta – who is a postdoctoral researcher at Lund University. His research interests centre around social media platforms, their use by politicians and citizens during elections, and their exploitation by governments to conduct cyber espionage.
A summary article of EU DisinfoLab’s webinar held on the 19th September 2019 with Fakey.
On 20th June, EU DisinfoLab hosted its monthly webinar.
Summary article of the EU Disinfo Lab Webinar held on 17 April 2019 with Global Disinformation Index.
Did you know that personalisation algorithms influence what you chose yesterday, what you will choose today, and what you will choose tomorrow? Have you ever wondered about the nature of information that social media like Facebook is promoting through personalisation algorithms?
This article is the summary of a webinar hosted by DisinfoLab on 27/02 with Johnny Ryan, Chief Policy and Industry Relations officer at Brave. Advertising placement can be a source of revenue for websites purveyors of disinformation.
The InVID innovation action develops a knowledge verification platform to detect emerging suspicious stories and assess the reliability of newsworthy video files and content spread via social media.
With an innovative online game, Drog media literacy project is teaching people how to understand disinformation phenomenon.  Presenter: Marije Arentze – Education coordinator at Drog Media literacy is one of the key forms of action identified in response to disinformation.
This webinar on Disinformation on Whatsapp in India and the fact-checking initiative Boom was held on 08/11/2018 Presenter : Karen Rebelo – Deputy Editor at BOOM Karen is Deputy Editor at BOOM live, one of the two fact-checking initiatives in India to be certified by the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN).