13 Jun 2022Paris

Conspiracy theories amidst elections and war

Panel discussion with Conspiracy Watch

ISD’s Sasha Morinière joined three members of Conspiracy Watch for a discussion about the spread of conspiracy theories in France, especially during the French legislative elections. They explored the latest trends and nature of these conspiracies, ranging from narratives about ‘globalists’ and Big Pharma to conspiracies promoting antisemitism.

Sasha also shared findings about pro-Kremlin influence operations during the war in Ukraine from recent ISD reports, including The Murky Origin Story of #IstandwithRussia and L’interdiction de RT et Sputnik : impacts et implications pour l’écosystème en ligne français, prompting discussion about the impacts of malignant information operations.

The full discussion is available online.