OPEN CALL: Debunking and fact-checking articles exposing Kremlin disinformation

The FENCE initiative, supported by the European Digital Media Observatory (EDMO), offers small-scale grants to boost fact-checking and debunking activities in Southeast Europe, with a special focus on Bulgaria, Greece, and Romania. The initiative’s aim is to reveal the Kremlin’s disinformation and propaganda narratives being spread across the region, and in particular those used by domestic actors in national political…

Countering malign foreign disinformation and propaganda

Countering Russian disinformation and propaganda requires not only deterrence, but also a long-term strategy of media literacy training and awareness campaigns for the general public. In the short term, the creation of a state body to monitor the media environment and combat disinformation, similar to the existing ones in the Western countries, would help. Another…

Disinformation attack in Bulgaria: “There is no Russian aggression in Ukraine” and “Happy freedom from fascism”

“There is no Russian aggression against Ukraine”; “Ukraine has joined the Russian Federation”; “Happy freedom, Russian brothers and sisters”. Such and other similar misinformation posts and statuses are being spread in hundreds of Bulgarian Facebook groups and dozens of websites, a check by Factcheck.bg showed. The onslaught of messages with false or misleading information, spread…