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. Recorded Future’s researchers chose a different name, CopyCop, with an emphasis on the use of generative AI. This research offers an attribution and highlights coordination with different Russian campaigns such as Doppelganger and Portal Kombat. 

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Beatriz Marin Garcia, Information Integrity and Countering Foreign Information Manipulation and Interference Division in the European External Action Service

Beatriz Marin Garcia is a data analyst in the FIMI and Information Integrity division in the EEAS. She leads digital investigations and develops strategies for detecting and responding to Foreign Information Manipulation and Interference. Prior to the EEAS, she has worked in DG Communication and DG CONNECT in the European Commission. She has a background in Sociology and Communication Analysis.

Clément Briens, Recorded Future

Clément Briens has been an analyst at Recorded Future’s Insikt Group since 2022, specializing in technical influence operations analysis, domain analysis, and threats using generative AI.


Raquel Miguel Serrano, EU DisinfoLab

Raquel Miguel Serrano is senior researcher at EU DisinfoLab. She has a background in journalism and spent most of her professional career working for the German press agency DPA until 2019, when she shifted her focus to disinformation. Raquel received a Master’s degree in Cyber Intelligence, and began working with the EU DisinfoLab. She is the author of multiple articles, mainly focused on mis- and disinformation circulating in Spain and Germany, but also on more comprehensive topics such as the impact risk of online disinformation or pre-bunking as a tool to counter information disorders. Recently, she has been working in other areas, such as FIMI or the challenges posed by generative AI.

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