Debunking Deceit: Defend Ukraine and EU Against Malign Mis/Disinformation

Grantee: (Romania) / Partner: Misreport (Romania) / Grant: €77,700
  • Priority Area Boosting Fact-checking Activities in Europe
  • Funding Round / Action Types 6th Funding Round – Scale-up Projects
  • Year 2024
  • Country Romania
  • Project Status Ongoing

The project brings together investigative media group and fact-checker experts of Misreport team, in an effort to research, factcheck and debunk the top 10 anti-Ukrainian and anti-EU propaganda narratives related to Ukraine which are disseminated by Russian sources and malign nationalist-extremist forces. These are severely impacting Romanians’ support for Ukraine, its refugees, as well Romanians’ backing for EU’s policies in the current context generated by Russia’s war against Ukraine.
In a unique formula composition in Romania and in Ukraine, this program will bring together Ukrainian, Romanian and British reporters, information warfare fact-checkers and web experts who will use modern investigative technology. The teams will analyze and write 10 in depth analyses which will be promoted in a thorough social media campaign to Romanian speakers in Romania, Moldova, Ukraine and Western Europe, as well as to Ukrainian refugees and stakeholders.
Ultimately, the program aims to alter the malign informational eco-chambers promoting anti-EU and anti-Ukrainian propaganda by exposing the networks and the malign players, as well as the readers to new, correct, verified and documented information. Both team members, Context and Misreport, have lately convinced Facebook/Meta to delete several pages spreading false information in Romania and in Europe.

Updated on 15 march 2024

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