Atlantic Council Speaker Exposes Russian Disinformation

Maksyimilian Czuperski interviewd at Fanpage HQ

Digital forensic research expert Maksyimilian Czuperski engaged with several different audiences in Milan, Naples, Florence and Rome.

February 5-9, 2017

He discussed security issues in the Mediterranean, with a special emphasis on Russia’s use of disinformation and how to counter the spread of fake news on social media. Czuperski delivered a presentation at Suor Orsola Benincasa University entitled, The End of Secrets, the Power of Open Source,” to approximately 15 School of Journalism Master’s students. On the same day, the Naples chapter of Amerigo, the Italian association of U.S government exchange program alumni, helped organize a discussion featuring Czuperski on security challenges in the Mediterranean region.  The online edition of southern daily Il Mattino and the print edition of Corriere del Mezzogiorno both reported on the Amerigo event. He was also video-interviewed by Fanpage.

After Naples, Czuperski went to Florence and to Rome, where participated in a round-table hosted by the Center for American Studies with a group of political analysts. Czuperski shared the Atlantic Council’s research highlighting Russian government-sponsored disinformation campaigns in Ukraine and Syria and discussed how, thanks to social media, citizens can now verify the news.  Czuperski was also interviewed by La Repubblica daily.