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From Infodemic to Information War

An analysis of 225 Dutch-speaking far-right and conspiracists Telegram public channels, some of them based in Belgium, shows the porosity between disinformation linked to the Covid-19 pandemic and pro-Russian war propaganda. This EDMO BELUX investigation also highlights how this phenomena fits into a more global trend of convergence of narratives on these two topics.

Authors: Tom Willaert, EDMO BELUX, Vrije Universiteit Brussel; Maria Giovanna Sessa, EDMO BELUX, EU DisinfoLab

Date of publication: May 3, 2022