14 March 2024, 14:30-15:30

Our webinar 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.

Fact-checking and media literacy NGO Faktabaari and Check First monitored Finland’s social media and content platforms during the 2024 presidential election. The competition was expected to be tight as the country’s far right party “The Finns” had scored an electoral success during last year’s parliamentary elections and was in a position to send their candidate to the second round for the presidential race. Looking at social media in Finland certainly reinforced this idea as far right partisans were disproportionately represented on some platforms when searching for information about the election. Check First and Faktabaari simulated users across Finland to assess what was being shown to voters online. Join us for a case study full of campaign tactics, algorithmic amplification and data analysis.

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Guillaume Kuster, Check First

Guillaume Kuster is CEO and co-founder of Check First. He took part in the design and implementation of the CrossOver project’s monitoring system and acts as investigator, writer and data analyst. He specialises in the study of the spread of disinformation and FIMI through algorithmic recommendations. Prior, Guillaume was a journalist for nearly 20 years in the public service media in France.


Alexandre Alaphilippe, EU DisinfoLab

Alexandre is the Executive director and co-founder of the EU DisinfoLab. Since 2017, he has coordinated work on some of the organisation’s largest investigations into Information Operations linked to Russia, India and China. In 2022, he led the exposure of Doppelganger, which has been labeled as one of the largest information operation from Russia in the past years. He is a member of a number of working groups in Brussels and Washington DC linked to platform regulation, transatlantic relations, and hybrid threats, where he emphasises the role of civil society in maintaining democratic values. He has published papers for the Brookings Institution and his work has been featured on CNN, BBC, Le Monde and Politico.

The opinions expressed are those of the speakers/authors and do not necessarily reflect the position of EU DisinfoLab. This webinar does not represent an endorsement by EU DisinfoLab of any organisation.