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Yet more evidence of Russia’s boundless impunity to spread misinformation in the EU

Qurium, in collaboration with several investigative news outlets, published a new set of evidence around the Doppelganger operation. Despite extensive documentation, European responses have been inadequate, reflecting a need for decisive action.

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Qurium, in collaboration with several investigative news outlets, published a new set of evidence around the Doppelganger operation. Despite extensive documentation, European responses have been inadequate, reflecting a need for decisive action.
In June 2024, we published a new version (V3) of factsheet on platforms’ policies on AI-manipulated or generated misinformation. This blogpost gives an overview of the new measures and recent changes the platforms’ have announced to their policies.
Despite a range of responses from key stakeholders, including sanctions and legal actions, the Doppelganger operation, now in its second year, persists. This necessitates reflecting on the cost-effectiveness of these responses.
How can we tackle the problem of doppelganger disinformation campaigns? This blog post explores the suitability of the classic duck method to taking action against doppelganger deception.
In a world of greys and nuances, there is one near-universal truth – the closer an online intermediary is to an offence, the more effective it can be in helping to bring an end to the offence.
In February 2024, CitizenLab unveiled an information operation dubbed “PAPERWALL”. This Chinese-originated influence operation has built a network of dummy media outlets worldwide, with a strong presence in Europe.
This document sheds light on TikTok’s research and content moderation policies linked to disinformation.
This document sheds light on YouTube’s research and content moderation policies linked to disinformation.
This document provides insights into Facebook’s research and content moderation policies linked to disinformation.
This document sheds light on X’s (formerly Twitter) research and content moderation policies linked to disinformation.
This document compiles a comparative analysis of the findings based on our factsheets mapping the state of disinformation across Europe, showing that the EU faces the same challenges regarding disinformation campaigns.
Find out more about the disinformation landscape in Poland.