On the Frontlines of Disinformation: Ukraine, Main Campaigns and Challenges
Tuesday, 12th April 2022, 16:00 – 17:00 (CET – Brussels time)
In recent years, Europe and the U.S. have been under threat from hostile nations seeking to undermine and destabilise their democratic foundations and institutions. Russia and China have been using increasingly sophisticated tactics to spread disinformation, in an attempt to polarise these democratic societies. Although Europe and the U.S. have been able to identify and response to a number of the methods used by these states, the threat level remains high, as new methods for spreading disinformation continually evolve. Europe’s current domestic tensions are linked to a broad range of issues, such as opposition to COVID-19 preventing measures, the ongoing influx of refugees, and the economic impacts of both the pandemic and the invasion of Ukraine . All of these issues have, to a certain degree, been exacerbated or exploited by Russian and Chinese disinformation campaigns.
The first event in this series of webinars will unpack the phenomenon of disinformation, examine its evolution, main campaigns and risks, as well as focusing on recent Russian and Chinese disinformation campaigns, with particular attention being paid to the recent invasion of Ukraine, and the information war being waged around the conflict.
Katarzyna Sumislawska, Project management, Strategic Communications, European External Action Service
Prof. Agnieszka Legucka, Analyst for Russia within the Eastern Europe program, Polish Institute for International Affairs
David Plášek, Analyst of Red Watch Program, European Values Center for Security Policy
Please register via Zoom here.