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November 30, 2022

By Jeremy Druker

 

Over the past few years, and especially since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, disinformation actors have found the EU's Green Deal great fodder for malign narratives.

The International Republican Institute (IRI)’s Beacon Project is launching a new expert comments series. Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine on 24 February 2022, the IRI’s Beacon Project has been analyzing online media data from several Central and Eastern European Countries to track key narratives that have the potential to erode support for Ukraine. This tracking and mapping of meta narratives in Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia is planned to continue through June 2023. More of our bi-weekly briefs can be

The International Republican Institute (IRI)’s Beacon Project is launching a new expert comments series. Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine on 24 February 2022, the IRI’s Beacon Project has been analyzing  online  media  data  from  several  Central  and  Eastern  European  Countries  to  track  key narratives that have the potential to erode support for Ukraine. This tracking and mapping of meta  narratives in Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia is planned to continue  through June 2023.

As a part of the IRI's Beacon project initiative, EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy monitored Facebook posts from  Czech and Slovak political parties and their main representatives (full list below) The monitoring focused on the posts connected to the European Green Deal (GD) published between October 2021 and August 2022. An online tool, Pulsar, was used for the data collection and filtering of the results. The posts were then manually hand-coded based on the presence of pre-defined narratives, and the results were further analyzed. The goal of this research was to answer the following questions: