Analysing international policy processes and Lithuania’s role in them

Disinformation Research Programme

One of the main foundations of disinformation is people’s ignorance, their inability to recognise partial or selective truths and lies. Behind them, however, there are often strategies aimed at manipulating public opinion, destroying the stability of states and their institutions, thus posing a global threat to freedom and democracy. The Disinformation Research Programme aims to expose untruths and focus on preventing disinformation. The development of critical thinking, the ability to evaluate events impartially, and emotional literacy skills is the most direct way to avoid succumbing to the hostile forces that seek to divert our attention from what is important to what is not. So please read the latest publications by our analysts.

About the Disinformation Research Programme

The Disinformation Research Programme analyses Russian propaganda and disinformation campaigns, monitoring trends and potential threats.

Disinformation Research Programme Expert

Vladimiras Laučius

Analyst for the Delfi news poral (from 2008), TV3 political talk show host (from 2019). Headed the national broadcaster’s online news portal (holding the position of Editor in Chief from 2012 to 2019). Previously the Editor in Chief for the magazine IQ / Economist, Deputy Editor in Chief for the magazine Veidas, Editor in Chief for the news portal, politics section chief at the ELTA news agency. Holds a Master’s degree in Political Science from Vilnius University. Areas of academic interest – political philosophy, history of ideas, political communication. Lectured on political science and political communication at Mykolas Romeris University and Vilnius University. Is the author of a dozen academic texts on political philosophy and political communications questions. Journalistic areas of interest – political life, information space, socio-cultural event analysis.