Conspiracy theories and Fake news
Hungary’s Anti-Vax movement: Alive and Kicking
IRI - PC research exploring the evolution of the Hungarian anti-vax movement and their intersection with far-right and pro-Kremlin narratives.
2020: the year of the anti-vax revolution in Hungary
The research explores the radicalization of the Hungarian anti-vax movement through the far-right and pro-Russian subculture
Main narratives about COVID-19 in the V4 countries during the first wave of the pandemic
Political Capital's research
Kremlin campaigns fuelling secessionism and inter-ethnic conflict across Europe
A disinformation attack on human life
Political Capital and its partners monitored disinformation narratives concerning the COVID-19 pandemic during the first wave of infections in the V4.
Voices of Central and Eastern Europe - Hungarian Country Report
Political Capital, in partnership with the Slovak think tank Globsec, analyzed the results of a public opinion poll encompassing Austria, Bulgaria, Czechia, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and Slovakia.
Information bubbles and ideological proximities on Czech, Hungarian and Slovak Facebook
Disinformation after the first wave of the coronavirus in Central Europe
Disinformation narratives and strategies related to the pandemic’s first wave in Hungary and the CEE region
Quarantine podcasts, Bologna Edition – a discussion with Erik Jones on Italian and EU politics
A podcast about the political and economic situation in Italy, policy responses to the corona crisis, the future of the European integration. Guest: Erik Jones
"Any future war will have a cyber dimension"
Interview with NATO Parliamentary Assembly President Attila Mesterházy
Combating fake news in the education system
A summary of research on the occurrence and dangers of fake news in the education system, and possible ways of combating the phenomenon
The Hungarian government’s disinformation campaign during the 2019 municipal elections
During the October 2019 elections, the government-organised media launched a massive disinformation campaign against the opposition.
Russian attempts to meddle in the 2019 EP elections
This research project aims to identify the main narratives spread by official Kremlin mouthpieces and local pro-Kremlin media, focusing on how Russia-related issues and EU institutions are depicted
How to fight disinformation?
Political Capital’s study explains how Russian disinformation works and the security threats it poses.
Fake news, propaganda and media use of the youth in the Visegrad 4 and the Balkans
Young people try to defend themselves against propaganda, but distrust mainstream media. The latter is, in turn, the main source of young people’s political passivity
Counter-propaganda does not work
Our interview with Dr. Ylja Yablokov about his upcoming book, entitled Fortress Russia – Conspiracy Theories in Post-Soviet Russia.
The political effects of migration-related fake news, disinformation and conspiracy theories - conference
A joint conference of Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and Political Capital
The political effects of migration-related fake news, disinformation and conspiracy theories - study
In this study, we analyse the public discourse about international migration. This is a globally relevant topic, the discussion of which is characterised by the use of fake news, disinformation and conspiracy theories all over the world.
Russia, U.S. Elections, and the Fake News Cycle
How to walk the line between awareness and conspiracy theory.
Study: Rational arguments and ridicule can both reduce belief in conspiracy theories
PsyPost interviewed Peter Kreko about discrediting conspiracy theories
Changing Conspiracy Beliefs through Rationality and Ridiculing
Despite the extensive knowledge about the harmful effects of having CT beliefs, the reduction of CT beliefs with experimental methods is a relatively neglected topic of scientific investigation.
Conspiracy theories in Europe: a compilation
This compilation brings together some of the written highlights from our deconspirator project
The challenge of conspiracy theories – how to enhance critical thinking against the critical thinkers?
Conspiracy theories are extremely helpful for leaders provoking violent conflicts. They simplify the world, victimise the ingroup, diabolise the enemy, and give justification for violence.
Seven statements about the nature of anti-Semitism in Hungary
In recent years there has been a rise in domestic and international public discourse regarding anti-Semitism in Central and Eastern Europe, particularly Hungary.
The Conspiratorial Mindset in an Age of Transition
Conspiracy Theories in France, Hungary and Slovakia – Survey Results
The empire of conspiracy: the axiomatic role of antisemitism in the ideology of the Hungarian extreme right
An article by Peter Kreko in the Searchlight Magazine
The conspiracy worldview
Counterpoint, a London based research and advisory group's interview with Peter Kreko, director of Political Capital about contemporary conspiracy theories in Hungary.
Jobbik needs Jews to run the world
Psychological & political ‘benefit’ of conspiracy theories