Toxic Pacifism in Extremist Discourse about the Russia-Ukraine War

Russia’s war against Ukraine has opened a brand-new front for disinformation and influence operations.

A major influx of refugees in neighbouring countries is creating avenues for exploitation of local nationalism, xenophobia and anti-Western narratives, already on the rise. GlobalFocus Center (Romania) has partnered with Political Capital (Hungary) European Western Balkans (Serbia) and Reporters’ Foundation (Poland), in a joint effort to check out how Ukraine-related disinformation is reflected and used within the far-right, ultra-nationalist and extremist communities to advance goals consistent with Russian interests. 

This is our second report in this project, dealing with issues of instrumentalisation of pacifist discourse for toxic purposes.

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