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New multilingual tool helps organizations monitor threats

Journalists, lawyers, activists, fact checkers, regulators and governmental decision-makers have used the tool to help more than 350 civil society organizations across 10 countries confront information threats, its co-developers reported.

A new tool fluent in 17 languages helps fight disinformation
A new tool fluent in 17 languages exposes how much of the information war goes on outside the West (AN/Clay Banks / Unsplash)

BRUSSELS (AN) – Little more than a week after Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February, a new tool for fighting disinformation online began picking up on two pro-Russian hashtags surfacing in a surprising range of languages.

The results showed pro-Russian influence networks weren't targeting the West, but were focused on the five leading emerging economies collectively known as BRICS: Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa.

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