BIRN Albania Publishes Report on False News on Russia’s Aggression in Ukraine

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New report warns that false news on the war in Ukraine proliferated in the Albanian-language media in the first eight months of this year.

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Albania on July 14 published a study on false news and information manipulation on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

The report: “False News on Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine in the Albanian-Language Media”, was authored by Kristina Voko and Besar Likmeta and financed by the European Union.

This research found that, in contrast to what has been previously reported, false news on Ukraine has proliferated in the first eight-months of 2022 in Albanian-language media outlets in Kosovo, Albania and North Macedonia.

This false news output, which is mainly generated abroad and distributed on social media platforms, has been translated and republished by local media. These comprise digital native media websites, television, radio and newspapers as well as their social media channels, mainly for commercial reasons.

For an English copy of the report click here.

For an Albanian copy of the report click here