DISINFORMATION RESILIENCE INDEX IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE IN 2021
Disinformation is one of the key ills of our times. Throughout the world, societies and polities find themselves challenged by the intentional spread of falsehoods. These falsehoods manipulate public opinion and derail open discussion and informed decision making. Propelled by rapid technological progress, renewed ideological contest, and hardening geopolitical confrontation, modern-day disinformation distorts public debate, impedes democratic processes, under- mines societal cohesion, and threatens the integrity and security of entire countries. Consequently, it is of vital importance to improve the resilience of states and societies to this onslaught.