European Parliament, Nov. 2, 2012

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Italy, Spain, France: Foreign influence operations amidst the COVID-19 crisis

Please join the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab), in partnership with Friends of Europe, on Tuesday, April 21 at 8:00 EDT (14:00 CEST) for a 360/Virtual event focused on disinformation campaigns surrounding COVID-19 in Europe.

The COVID-19 crisis has exacerbated the vulnerabilities and internal divergence of the European Union, while foreign actors like Moscow and Beijing are exploiting the crisis to expand their influence in Europe, including through disinformation campaigns and propaganda. Experts from Italy, Spain, and France will join us to discuss the impact of foreign information operations targeting each country and explore recommendations on how to tackle them.

The panel will be followed by a Q&A session moderated by Debating Europe.


Lia Quartapelle
Italian Chamber of Deputies (Italy)

Nicolas De Pedro
Senior Fellow
The Institute for Statecraft in London (Spain)

Antoine Bondaz
Research Fellow
Foundation for Strategic Research (France)

Anna Pellegatta
Associate Director
DFRLab, Atlantic Council (Moderator)

Facts and how we can work together to counter and build resilience against disinformation are more imperative today than they’ve ever been. 360/Virtual is a series of online discussionshosted by the DFRLab, which brings together experts, decisionmakers, and our global community of Digital Sherlocks for interactive discussions focusing on the most pressing challenges of the day. 

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