War in Ukraine: The fact-checked disinformation detected in the EU

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Periodic insight on Ukraine no.16 is out

EDMO has published its latest periodic insight and early-warning on disinformation narratives on Ukraine. Focus on: damage to Ukrainian’s image and EU institutions visit to Kyiv.

Monthly fact-checking brief no. 19 is out

EDMO has published its latest monthly fact-checking brief. Focus on: Muslim migrants and Ukrainian refugees in the disinformation’s gunsight.

EDMO Experts Call for Interest

EDMO is looking for experts who would be interested in joining a Taskforce that will contribute to developing a methodology and the requisites for its implementation for Structural Indicators to assess the impact of the Code of Practice on Disinformation.

🇺🇦 Jaké #dezinformace o válce na Ukrajině aktuálně kolují?

Množí se třeba narativy o tancích Leopard. Více se dozvíte v briefu #EDMOeu:

🚨 #EDMOeu #EarlyWarning on consequences of recent developments of #RussiaUkraineWar

🇪🇺 officials @vonderleyen & @CharlesMichel are in #Kyiv with @ZelenskyyUa for the 1st EU-Ukraine Summit since 24 Feb 2022

Likely to trigger #disinformation narratives⤵️

Jan #EDMOeu brief on #RussiaUkraineWar out!

#Disinformation narratives on Ukrainians being violent anti-🇵🇱 nationalists & part of a global #conspiracy

📈Growing #factchecking on #Leopard tanks shown as useless & Made in China

🔀Full insight & examples: https://loom.ly/LH75v4M

🇵🇱 How aware are Polish journalists of #disinformation? And how do they verify information?

Find out in our study!

@CedmoPoland #media #EDMOeu


🇮🇪 @Ireland_EDMO #EDMOeu Hub published its January 2023 report on #Disinformation

The Irish EDMO network is active on #factchecking, resilience through #medialiteracy, #policy developments, action for a healthy information environment & more ⤵️



🎙️ #Disinformation plays an important part in #RussianUkrainianWar

#EDMOeu @goripaula talks disinfo fatigue on the conflict due to repetitive false claims & narratives. The goal? To instill doubts in our minds.

🇮🇹 interview by @RicordiAlex @RSInews ⤵️


🦠 Social media posts link decline of #Polio cases to #DDT pesticide ban.
❌ This claim has no scientific basis – Read the fact check: http://bit.ly/polio-ddt

@EDMO_EUI #EDMOeu #FactCheck #Factchecking

On Friday last week I visited the team of @DEFACTO_UE (our French hub) at @sciencespo
A good opportunity to share ideas and thoughts.
Grateful for the work our hubs are doing!

🧐Do you know #EDMOeu ? We are an independent platform that:

👉brings together a 🇪🇺 network of experts in #factchecking, #research & #medialiteracy

👉tackles online #disinformation through a better understanding of it

And way more! Follow us & visit https://edmo.eu/

😷 Anti-vaccine advocates claim inhaling #HydrogenPeroxide can cure respiratory illnesses such as #Covid19.
⚠️ This is unproven, and experts warn it is dangerous – Read the fact check: http://bit.ly/hydrogen-covid

@EDMO_EUI #EDMOeu #FactCheck #Factchecking

🌡 A massively shared video misrepresents #UN panel’s #GlobalWarming projections, says the matter is not as urgent as activists believe.
🔎 Key data was misinterpreted – Read the fact check: http://bit.ly/climate-disaster

@EDMO_EUI #EDMOeu #FactCheck #Factchecking

🚨 #EarlyWarning on consequences of recent developments of the #RussiaUkraineWar

The agreement of 🇩🇪, the 🇺🇸 & other allies to supply #Leopard and Abrams tanks to #Ukraine is likely to trigger #disinformation on the involvement of EU countries in the conflict.



🌍 Online articles and social media posts claim the World Economic Forum (#WEF) has released a statement endorsing #pedophilia.
❌ This is false – Read the fact check: http://bit.ly/wef-pedophilia

@EDMO_EUI #EDMOeu #FactCheck #Factchecking

⚠️False news of the month comes from 🇪🇸

Video claims that a Muslim immigrant attacked a Christian symbol w/ a hammer...but the culprit is a Spanish national with mental issues.

➡️Detected by #EDMOeu #factchecking network @malditaen @Newtral @EFEVerifica


🎄O nejvirálnější vánoční fake news v EU se postaralo Španělsko, ze kterého se šířila nepravdivá zpráva o muslimském migrantovi, který měl poničit betlém.

📌Jaké další nepravdivé narativy dominovaly? Trendy shrnuje fact-checkingový brief #EDMOeu.


New article out! "Studying fake news spreading, polarisation dynamics, and manipulation by bots: A tale of networks and language" has just been published in @ElsevierConnect 𝘊𝘰𝘮𝘱𝘶𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘚𝘤𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘙𝘦𝘷𝘪𝘦𝘸.
#EDMOeu #disinformation #Research

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The European University Institute (EUI) is a distinctly international postgraduate teaching and research institute in the social sciences. The EUI relies on the expertise of its School of Transnational Governance and Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom for the coordination of EDMO.

Aarhus University

Aarhus University, an expert in big data collection and applied machine learning on social media data. Member of the High Level Expert Group on Fake News and Disinformation. Aarhus will contribute to the mapping of academic research capabilities on disinformation in Europe.


Athens Technology Center, a tech expert on fighting disinformation. ATC coordinates the SOMA project, operating the European observatory against disinformation. ATC will set-up and operate a secure online platform supporting the detection and analysis of disinformation campaigns.

Pagella Politica

Pagella Politica, an experienced fact-checker dedicated to verifying claims made by politicians and public figures, using publicly available or specifically requested data, facts and figures. Pagella Politica will contribute to the mapping of fact-checking activities in Europe.

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EDMO and the national or multinational hubs form a network aimed at countering disinformation and analysing its impact on society and democracy both at national and European level.

Through the Connecting Europe Facility, the European Commission allocated more than 11 million euros to finance the first eight hubs which were officially announced in May 2021.

Since then, the hubs are building a multidisciplinary community of academic researchers, fact-checkers, media practitioners, and other relevant stakeholders. This community engages in detecting and exposing disinformation campaigns including by developing tools and methods to counter online disinformation, organises media literacy activities, and analyses digital media ecosystems across 15 countries in the EU and the EEA. The hubs are independent from any national or EU public authority.