Our webinar on 6 February uncovered 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. RESET, in a joint investigation with WatchDog.md, discovered the largest Moldovan paid ad campaign witnessed on Facebook in 2023, including coordinated inauthentic behaviour and glaring violations of platform policies.

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Aleksandra Atanasova, Open-Source Intelligence Lead, RESET

Aleksandra has +5 years of experience in disinformation research and data analysis. Prior to joining RESET as Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) Lead, she worked for a number of Brussels-based clients, mostly EU institutions, on projects related to media research, digital communication, and social media marketing. Aleksandra is fluent in Bulgarian, English, French, German, Spanish, and Russian. She holds a psychology degree, which occasionally helps with the job of chasing after the worst of human nature online.


Alexandre Alaphilippe, Executive Director, 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.

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