EU DisinfoLab Report details massive EU misinformation campaign to promote Modi govt’s interests names ANI as a key player
In. a shocking revelation according to EU DisinfoLab, its open-source investigation shows that the operation to reinforce pro-Indian and anti-Pakistan feelings began in 2005 and is still ongoing
“Essentially, our investigation details how the activities of a fake zombie-NGO and that of a fake specialised media can be repackaged, distorted and amplified by malicious actors to influence or disinform globally, using loopholes in international institutions and online search engines,” the report says.
The Les Jours report suggested that the entire operation could be linked to some vested interest that is proximity to Indian Government Sources
The DisinfoLab’s 2020 report states that EP Today has been reconstituted into a new publication called EU Chronicle.
A sizable portion of the 2020 DisinfoLab report discusses how ANI misrepresents reports from EU Chronicle and other Srivastava group linked organisations to convince an Indian audience that Modi’s actions have support in Europe.
According to the count of DisinfoLab investigators, ANI has already copied content published by EU Chronicle 13 times in just six months.
“ANI remains the only press agency to extensively cover the activities of dubious NGOs in Geneva,” the DisinfoLab report says, describing the agency’s work as “distortion.”
“We are alarmed to see the continuation of Indian Chronicles which despite our first report and wide press coverage – has pursued its 15-year long operation and even recently launched EU Chronicle, a fake EU outlet.
This should serve as a call to action for decision-makers to put in place a relevant framework to sanction actors abusing our international institutions DisinfoLab investigators alerted
It is possible that the absence of messages from the institutions affected by Indian Chronicles provided the space and opportunity for the operation to reinvent itself and to continue doing “more of the same”, it says.
Twitter handle Suspended EU Chronicle account citing it violates the Twitter Rules
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