Czech election in the era of disinformation

After almost every election or referendum which has occurred in Western countries during past few years, suspicions arose that certain states (namely The Russian federation) tried to secretly intervene and manipulate results. One common technique was spreading disinformation, half-truths, and hoaxes through sites or social networks. In this context, it would not be surprising if Czech disinformation websites tried to influence the upcoming Czech parliamentary election. That is why this project aims to observe news and articles published on Czech disinformation websites during the election campaign and to evaluate who they are supporting and how they are supporting them (for further details see document Methodology).

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Dates of implementation: September – October 2017