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The disinformation blame game: whom do COVID-19 hoaxes attack in Italy?

By Maria Giovanna Sessa, Research Coordinator at EU DisinfoLab The research focuses on the targets of COVID-19 disinformation during the pandemic in Italy between the start of 2020 and mid-2021. Being among the first hit by the novel coronavirus, Italy is a good stress test for the evolution of blaming discourses around the pandemic.

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By Maria Giovanna Sessa, Research Coordinator at EU DisinfoLab The research focuses on the targets of COVID-19 disinformation during the pandemic in Italy between the start of 2020 and mid-2021.
Acknowledgments: The EU DisinfoLab would like to thank the co-facilitators of this session, the participants, and the RightsCon organisers. This piece is a summary of the discussion without attribution, as the session was conducted under Chatham House Rules to protect the identity of the participants.
m the meddling of the Russian Intelligence Research Agency (IRA) in the 2016 US elections to a hack and leak operation targeting Emmanuel Macron, whose design and timing showed a determination to disrupt the election, several spectacular attempts at electoral interference have made the headlines in recent years.
Quality journalism and honest reporting bring crucial facts to the public. But, in numerous cases, “media” (whether self-depicted or registered) have played a role in producing and distributing disinformation campaigns.
by Nicolas Tenzer. This op-ed from Nicolas Tenzer is a translation, slightly adapted and referenced, of an op-ed published on 17 September 2021 in French by the newspaper Le Monde and on Mr Tenzer’s website.
We are delighted to announce that Camille François, global expert on disinformation, has been appointed Member of the EU DisinfoLab Board of Directors on 30th June 2021.
In the lead up to the German federal election, we compiled a list of the initiatives that were set up to counter disinformation as well as cyberthreats and foreign interference attempts.
Over the past two years, the EU DisinfoLab has worked on nine OSINT investigations to expose tactics and strategies used by a wide range of actors to disseminate disinformation online.
The Authenticity Assessment by EU DisinfoLab Researcher Antoine Grégoire See the First Branch , Second Branch, and Third Branch of the CIB Detection Tree. Disclaimer This publication has been made in the framework of the WeVerify project.
For several months, the EU DisinfoLab has detected the apparition of several new actors in the Spanish informational landscape that position themselves as antagonistic alternatives to well-established Spanish fact-checkers.