Debunk EU, VsI, is an independent technology think tank and non-governmental organization that researches disinformation and runs educational media literacy campaigns. Debunk EU provides disinformation analyses in Baltic countries and Poland, as well as in the United States and North Macedonia together with our partners.

 

DebunkEU in a Nutshell

6

Countries

100+

Reports Per Year

50+

Active Volunteers

Regretfully, the world-wide response to disinformation is still too slow, too fragmented and relying on an outdated 2G approach, where the first G stands for Google search (manual monitoring) and second G – for Gut feeling (no data-based evidence). Because the problem is complex, it requires complex solutions. 

In the meantime Debunk EU utilizes the efforts and expertise of:

The largest media organizations in various parts of the world

StratCom units and national authorities in our partner countries

IT magicians with a broad knowledge of AI tools, who help us to further automate the fact-checking process and make it faster and fool-proof

Lithuania’s community of volunteers (also known as elves) and researchers with extensive knowledge, including cross-checking

Because of a longtime shared history, we cooperate with our colleagues in Latvia and Estonia. Since all three Baltic states broke out of Soviet Union in 1990, the level of threat coming from Russia has grown exponentially. Therefore, in order to reach our ultimate goal - building a more resilient society, we had joined forces with analysts and elves from our Baltic neighbors.

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