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December 22nd, 2021 13:23
GIOR Closed For Holidays
During the holiday time, from 22 December until 2 January 2022, the GIOR will not be posting. We wish all of our readers a happy holiday season and please stay...
December 21st, 2021 16:17
How Russia Amplifies Covid-19 Conspiracies In Eastern Europe
UK media is reporting that Eastern Europeans’ hostility to Covid-19 vaccines and vaccine mandates can be traced back to Russian information and influence operations. According to a report in The...
December 20th, 2021 15:42
Russian Military Build-Up On Ukrainian Border Accompanied by Pro-Kremlin Disinformation Campaign
EUvsDisinfo, a disinformation watchdog affiliated with the European Union’s foreign service, is reporting that Russia’s build-up of military forces along the Ukrainian border is being accompanied by a pro-Kremlin disinformation...
December 20th, 2021 15:34
Facebook Takes Down Chinese Network Spreading Covid-19 Falsehoods
UK media is reporting that Facebook has removed a network of accounts involved in a Chinese influence operation spreading Covid-19 falsehoods, including promoting claims of a fake "Swiss biologist." According...
December 19th, 2021 15:52
How China Spreads Disinformation About Xinjiang
US media is reporting on the various ways Chinese actors are spreading propaganda and disinformation about China’s Xinjiang region, where the Chinese government is waging a campaign against its Uyghur...
December 19th, 2021 15:43
How China Cultivates A Network Of Western Pro-China YouTube Influencers
US media is reporting on China’s attempts to cultivate a network of Western YouTube influencers living in China spreading pro-China messages online. According to a New York Times investigation: December...
December 19th, 2021 15:33
Facebook Removes Fake Accounts Linked To Hamas
Israeli media reported earlier this month that Facebook removed a network of over 150 accounts linked to Hamas, a militant Islamist group, for violating its policy against coordinated inauthentic behavior....
December 15th, 2021 16:01
Chinese Government Hires US Social Media Influencers Amid Beijing Olympics Boycotts
US media is reporting that the Chinese government has hired a US firm to recruit social media influencers to promote the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. According to a report by...
December 14th, 2021 15:45
CORRECTION: European Muslim Brotherhood Groups Defend European Muslim Brotherhood Youth Group; Accuse France Of “Witch Hunt”
In our post from 13 December 2021, we wrongly named Michaël Privot as the current Director of the European Network Against Racism (ENAR). In August 2021, Privot was replaced by Juliana...
December 13th, 2021 15:25
French Press Agency AFP And Google Team Up To Fight Disinformation Ahead Of French Elections
European media is reporting that Agence France-Presse (AFP) and Google France have launched a program to fight disinformation in the run-up to the French presidential elections next year. According to...