From a forged letter by a high rank army official, to fake personas from a small pro-Russian website, to a Cyprus media company known for spreading pro-Kremlin content: a picture from the Poland disinformation space.
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False Twitter and Facebook accounts improve the way the public sees the chairman of the Polish national state broadcaster TVP, help politicians in their election campaigns, act as lobbyists for armaments companies and carry out attacks directed at journalists. These accounts reach millions of recipients. A large-scale disinformation campaign is organized by a Warsaw-based PR company and an ex-politician, while the whole thing is co-founded by the National Disabled Persons Rehabilitation Fund. The clues from the troll farm lead us to Bartłomiej Misiewicz, who is currently suspected of corruption.
Facebook has broken up a network of pages that spread fake news and Russian propaganda and promoted pro-Russian politicians in Poland for more than three years. It happened as a result of independent investigations carried out by a Polish investigative portal OKO.press and an international non-governmental organisation Avaaz, the results of which were submitted to […]
Polish journalists created a fictitious expert who managed to obtain sensitive information from the circle of one of the government ministers – using only Twitter and email accounts. The story exposed the weakness of the Polish state, ineffective against the mechanisms of information war.
Hungary does not need to be afraid of Russian trolls meddling in coming elections: the Hungarian government has a friendly relationship with Russia and its taxpayer-funded media empire is happily pushing out the Kremlin’s messages.