A group of Lithuanian volunteers called the "elves" have teamed up to fight fake news and other disinformation spread by Russian cyber-trolls.
In the Czech Republic, the media ecosystem is plagued by disinformation. A group of PR professionals have teamed up to cut off dodgy outlets from their main, and often only, source of income — online ads.
Lithuania's government has been targeted by an email hoax claiming that NATO troops were withdrawing from its territory. Officials accused the culprits of using the coronavirus crisis to sow discord among NATO allies.
The Kremlin has slammed allegations that it deliberately designed a massive and ongoing disinformation media campaign. An EU body accused Russia of aggravating the impact of the virus to dismantle Western society.
Is Russia using the coronavirus pandemic as a chance to incite unrest in the West by spreading fake news and misinformation? EU observers of Russian media say that's what it looks like.
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