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

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EDMO’s second annual conference tackles rising disinformation challenges

At the heart of the discussions on 13 and 14 June in Brussels was the European Digital Media Observatory’s (EDMO) engagement in the fight against online disinformation regarding the war in Ukraine.

EDMO welcomes the 2022 Strengthened Code of Practice on Disinformation

The involvement of many different actors in its drafting, confirms what it is at the core of EDMO…

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This article is an abridged version of an analysis of Demagog, available here in Polish. Organizations that contributed to this analysis: Correctiv, Maldita, PagellaPolitica/Facta.

🇵🇱 Przeczytaj artykuł przygotowany (@EDMO_EUI #EDMOeu): Nie, te karetki przeznaczone dla Ukrainy nie zostały zakupione jedynie z pieniędzy polskich podatników. 👉 http://bit.ly/39LsOKF

📢 Międzynarodowa Konferencja @CEDMOhub #CEDMO: #Europe zwalcza chaos informacyjny #CIC2022 rejestracja została uruchomiona!
➡️ Dowiedz się więcej o konferencji, która odbędzie się w Pradze, 22-23 września 2022 👉 http://bit.ly/3n8rMLD

🇸🇰 Overovanie faktov - Prečítajte si tento článok (@EDMO_EUI #EDMOeu): Diskusia Beluského, Viskupiča, Gyimesiho a Tomáša v O 5 minút 12 👉 http://bit.ly/3zQWjp6

🇵🇱 Przeczytaj artykuł przygotowany (@EDMO_EUI #EDMOeu): Światowe #Forum Ekonomiczne nie ma własnych sił paramilitarnych 👉 http://bit.ly/39GmCDF

📢 #CEDMO International Conference: #Europe Tackles Informational Chaos #CIC2022 registration has been launched!
➡️ Learn more about the conference that will be held in Prague, 22nd - 23rd Sept. 2022 👉 http://bit.ly/3n8rMLD

🇨🇿 Ověřování faktů - Přečtěte si nový článek (@EDMO_EUI #EDMOeu): Ukrajinští uprchlíci z pohledu mezinárodního práva 👉 http://bit.ly/3N14odv

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🇬🇧 #FactChecking - Check out our article: Fake hospital advice falsely claims coconut water cures cancer (@EDMO_EUI #EDMOeu) 👉 http://bit.ly/3bfQeba

We started #EDMOeu 2022 Annual Conference a week ago.

The many debates & insights from speakers and participants made the event a great success.

Read more about the discussions on #disinformation on #Ukraine, #Covid19 or access to #data for research.

🔎 https://loom.ly/_zYrS2w

#EarlyWarnings on #RussiaUkraineWar by #EDMOeu are out.

Possible #disinformation on:

- 🇷🇺 blockade of 🇺🇦 ports & famine
- 📉 of gas deliveries in the EU
- 🇪🇺 leaders’ visit to 🇺🇦
- Ownership of strategic territories

Read in 🇬🇧 🇮🇹 🇫🇷 & 🇩🇪


SBU leaked alleged FSB doc w/ 🇷🇺 guidelines on influence to be carried out in 🇪🇺

Goal: create internal divisions in countries supporting Ukraine

3 points: supplies & poverty, 🇺🇦 #Refugees, Ukraine & Nazism

It matches #EDMOeu findings of last months.


Welcome to the 2022 Strengthened Code of Practice on #Disinformation.

👉CoP sees an important role for #EDMOeu in the implementation of various commitments.

👉EDMO will be part of the permanent taskforce for the adaptation & evolution of the CoP.


The 12th #EDMOeu Fact-checking Brief is out!

Detected #disinformation related to #Ukraine significantly declines in Europe while health disinformation is rising again ➡️http://loom.ly/SqZLIws

Here's some highlights 🧵

The new #EDMOeu Fact-checking Brief is out!

⚪There's a change of #disinformation narratives circulating in the #EU:

- #health disinfo is rising again #monkeypox #WHO
- #Ukraine disinfo focuses on refugees



🇨🇿 Ověřování faktů - Přečtěte si nový článek (@EDMO_EUI #EDMOeu): Tomio Okamura a srovnání cen plynu a elektřiny 👉 http://bit.ly/3tDN0Vk

🇵🇱 Przeczytaj artykuł przygotowany (@EDMO_EUI #EDMOeu): Nie, te mapy pogodowe nie są dowodem na to że globalne ocieplenie jest „wielkim oszustwem”
👉 http://bit.ly/3mNltx9

🇨🇿 Ověřování faktů - Přečtěte si nový článek (@EDMO_EUI #EDMOeu): Smyšlený citát Ursuly von der Leyen ve skutečnosti pochází z Denníku N 👉 http://bit.ly/39pCOsT

It was a great honor to present, at #EDMOeu #training, my study on how cryptocurrencies are being used to finance disinformation. My purpose was to share a different angle on how to report the 'bad guys': the tools I used but also the process and methodology. Thank you all!

The new Code of Practice on #disinformation will be presented Thursday.

@BertuzLuca @EURACTIV offers a preview ⬇️


Platforms prepare for new anti-disinformation commitments in revamped code of practice – @EURACTIV https://www.euractiv.com/section/digital/news/platforms-prepare-for-new-anti-disinformation-commitments-in-revamped-code-of-practice/

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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.