• Research Associate, Eurasia

Roman Osadchuk

Roman Osadchuk is a research associate for Eurasia at the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab).

Roman researches disinformation narratives and technology uses for their spread in the region. He is interested in the role of information policy and media cycle in the disinformation spread. Before joining DFRLab, he held several positions in Ukraine Crisis Media Center (UCMC), where he was involved in communications of decentralization reform and administrative support to the internal operations. As decentralization communication project manager, Roman Osadchuk managed a team of 5 colleagues under larger USAID-funded project. The UCMC team organized two large-scale events for 250+ participants each, several pieces of training for journalists, and a few lower scale outreach projects. He and his team successfully overviewed the production of TV show ‘Hromada on a Million’ that promoted decentralization. It was tuned in by more than 7 million viewers.

Before the manager position at UCMC, Roman worked with grant applications, preparation of national and international workshops, developed communication strategies and preparation of narrative and financial reports.

Roman received a Master’s in Public Administration degree from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs of Syracuse University, where he focused on information policy. Roman researched the role of information policy and media cycle in the disinformation spread. He holds master’s and a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Kryvyi Rih National University, bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Dnipro National University, and a master degree in Political Science from Kyiv-Mohyla Academy.

March 2024

Doppelganger targets Ukrainian and French audiences via Facebook ads

by Valentin Châtelet, Roman Osadchuk

The latest iteration of the Russian information operation reveals an increasing sophistication in tactics against Ukraine and other audiences
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January 2024

How Ukraine fights Russian disinformation: Beehive vs mammoth

by Jakub Kalenský, Roman Osadchuk

Best practices in countering Russian disinformation, propaganda and information aggression, based on interviews with nearly two dozen Ukrainian practitioners
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December 2023

Massive Russian influence operation targeted former Ukrainian defense minister on TikTok

by Roman Osadchuk

Joint DFRLab-BBC Verify investigation exposes the largest information operation ever uncovered on the platform
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