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Serbians are exceptionally interested in international relations and the country’s foreign relations. As many as 65 percent of those polled reported finding out about these issues from television; an additional one-third did so using online news sources, and a final 16 percent relied on social media. The choice of preferred media outlet for accessing foreign policy information depended on educational attainment, age, region, and place of residence.

This paper introduces the available Facebook data to about the presence and prominence of hostile narratives that may have impacted Lithuania’s vaccination efforts. To do this a sample of significant public Facebook pages relevant to Lithuania were analysed to identify potential disinformation narratives that are more likely to be relevant to the Polish ethnic minority in Lithuania.

New social media research indicates that the Hungarian government’s attempts to shape the narrative among diaspora communities have been paying off.

November 10, 2021

This project is a months-long media research supported by the International Republican Institute’s (IRI) Beacon Project. Political Capital looked at the transformation of the Hungarian anti-vax movement from a small, parents-led community into a hyperactive, network-building movement mainstreaming disinformation and conspiracy theories. The opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not reflect those of IRI.