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Fake news in the run-up to the Dutch, German and French elections

January 17th 2017 - 12:00

Last november the European Parliament sounded the alarm about Russian propaganda. Just this past week US security experts focused attention on the same phenomenon and warned the Netherlands and other European countries, notably Germany and France, about the role that propaganda and fake news may play during their national elections this year.

Radio Romania's program Actualitati spoke about the impact of fake news with Sijbren de Jong. The full article (in Romanian) can be read here.

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Sijbren de Jong is a Strategic Analyst at HCSS and lecturer in Geo-Economics at Leiden University, The Hague. He has a PhD in EU external energy security relations from the University of Leuven and holds degrees in Economic Geography (MSc) from the University of Groningen and Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding (MA) from the University of Leuven. His geographical areas of expertise include Russia, Central Asia and the Caspian Sea Region; Central and Eastern Europe; and the Western Balkans.