June 15, 2020

In March 2020, we stumbled across articles from a French website called “ObservateurContinental.fr” which had spread disinformation related to COVID-19, including an article repropagating an interview with the US professor of international law Francis Boyle, who had falsely asserted without evidence that the “COVID-19 is a perfect biological weapon”.

Based on this, we began to look deeper into Observateur Continental and uncovered that two information portals (oneworld.press and observateurcontinental.fr) hide their ties to InfoRos – a news agency previously linked to Russian military intelligence (GRU), according to reports by the Washington Post and Stanford Internet Observatory.

You can find more information by reading our Twitter thread.

The final report on our investigation is available here.