Authors: Matěj Kandrík and Matúš Jevčák
The following paper is a shortened version originally published as a part of the international publication „Disinformation resilience index – Central and Eastern Europe.“ It aims to describe the current situation in the country with the attention to the relevant issues, identify the weaknesses regarding the Slovak resilience to the disinformation campaigns and, lastly, suggest possible recommendations. The full text is available here.
According to the study, Slovakia has been among the worst among the 14 selected countries of Eastern and Central Europe, including the Visegrad states (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia), Eastern Partnership countries (Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine), Baltic states (Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia), and Romania, regarding their levels of resilience to foreign, foremost Kremlin-led disinformation campaigns.
In the three composite indicators, Slovakia ended on the 10th place in population exposure and susceptibility to Kremlin-led media, 13th in the quality of systemic responses and 10th in digital warfare vulnerability.
Keywords: Resilience, Propaganda, Slovakia, Disinformation Resilience Index