The Warsaw Institute Review’s latest expert debate, titled "Message, fake news and disinformation in public space", took place on December 3 this year in the Main Auditorium of the Old Library of the University of Warsaw. The event consisted of 3 presentations of media and geopolitical analysts, followed by a Q&A with the public, and concluded with a networking session over refreshments.
In most studies on the resistance of individual states to Russian propaganda, Poland is considered one of the most resilient countries. Indeed, openly pro-Russian narratives find little understanding among Polish consumers. Similarly, Russian media projects like Sputnik and Russia Today (RT) have not gained in popularity on the Vistula.
A resurgence of fascism, rampant Russophobia, the ethnic cleansing of local Russian populations, drunk NATO soldiers – this is how Russia portrays and slanders the societies of the Baltic States. The Russian offensive in the information sphere isn't just a stream of buzzwords, invented by sensationalist journalists and bored political scientists.