In this study we examined both the form, the mechanisms of fake news and manipulation, and how it affects social, economic and political processes in the country. An important aspect was the analysis of the phenomenon of disinformation depending on the source, internal or external. Also, in this study we paid increased attention to the suggestions, changes that need to be made in order to make the Republic of Moldova more resistant to disinformation.

This study was conducted as part of the #inforMD project – against disinformation in the Republic of Moldova, implemented in 2021 by The Institut für Europäische Politik based in Berlin (IEP) in partnership with the Institute for Strategic Initiatives of Moldova (IPIS) and the Institute for European Policies and Reforms of Moldova (IPRE) with the support of the German Federal Foreign Office.