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In recent years, the Czech Republic has, along with the rest of the Western world, experienced the harmful effects of disinformation on its democracy, state functionality, and social cohesion. Although it acknowledged the existence of the problem in the 2016 National Security Audit, it has been, to date, unable to organize its defences and develop an effective and comprehensive system capable of countering this new and elusive threat.
This final report on the Romanian Parliamentary Elections, held on 6 December 2020, covers the evolution of toxic narratives in public debate. By monitoring online media and social media coverage of the elections, IRI's Beacon Project identified