Mapping Ukraine War Disinformation Ecosystem in Croatia and Slovenia

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The research aimed to identify local (Croatian) disinformation sources (websites, blogs, social media groups, media, opinion makers
and known conspiracy theorists) related to the war in Ukraine.

Key findings:

• Identified a current disinformation ecosystem on the war in Ukraine, consisting of 21 clusters and is supranational, encompassing Croatia and its neighboring countries,
• Found that the number of actors spreading and creating disinformation about the Ukraine war has decreased compared to COVID-19,
• Identified centralized and highly networked clusters formed around pseudo-media and media outlets that have evolved into strong communities capable of rapidly spreading disinformation,
• Identified the important role of Serbian media in spreading/creating pro-Russian disinformation.