Disinformation and conspiracy theories systematically threaten our European democracy. After the COVID-19 pandemic, the Russian war against Ukraine has shown that the propaganda directed by an undemocratic Putin’s regime is more and more harmul. This prevents citizens from making informed decisions and undermines our foreign policy orientation, as well as the values of our society. And although the war in Ukraine has changed a lot in this regard, a significant part of EU citizens is still prone to easily succumb to massive disinformation campaigns. The aim of this text is to present how the institutions of the European Union, as well as the Government of the Slovak Republic and other official European or state authorities, are trying to reverse this negative trend and gradually expand the capacity to combat hybrid threats.
- social media
- hybrid war