Make your case: protecting the 2024 European elections from foreign interference

With one year to go before the European Elections in May 2024, the European institutions are gearing up to defend this unique continent-wide democratic exercise form foreign interference. The future European Parliament will find itself addressing many critical questions for the European project such as the future of EU enlargement, regulating the digital sphere and…

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Spotting Disinformation: A practical workshop

There are many online open-source tools that can help you discern if what you are reading or seeing is true or not. You just need to know what tools to look for. Everyone can become a “digital Sherlock” and train themselves to spot suspicious information and questionable sources. This is why education on digital and…

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Foreign Interference: the European Parliament’s Response

Main takeaways:   Propaganda and disinformation are not new phenomena, but 30 years ago there was not yet technology which allows them to be spread at such speed and with so little transparency. Present-day disinformation and foreign interference present real threats to democratic societies. A strong rules-based EU response is needed to even the playing field…

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Disinformation Threat in Europe

Main takeaways:   The COVID pandemic has sparked an infodemic – a whirlwind of mis- and dis-information, spanning traditional media platforms, social media, and countries across the world. A key component of the infodemic has been the mushrooming of conspiracy theories, which have aided extremist groups and foreign actors in their efforts to undermine democratic governments…

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