Disinformation against EU & NATO in Moldova

Jan 10, 2024

This is a research report that explores the public discourse around EU & NATO accession in Moldova: the legal and political context, recent trends, actors spreading disinformation and their main narratives, the role of other political and media actors, including questionable sources. While this paper draws on other pre-existing and ongoing research projects, it mainly relies on the results of monitoring a sample of relevant Romanian- and Russian-language Facebook profiles for the first six months of 2022. Based on these insights and research findings, the report puts forward several recommendations to improve the resilience against disinformation narratives that target Moldova’s relations with the EU and NATO. The report is part of a regional study that also includes Ukraine, Bulgaria, Poland and North Macedonia, conducted with the support of IRI’s The Beacon Project. The opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not reflect those of IRI.

The report can be accessed here.

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