The US allocates $700,000 to fight disinformation in Ukraine

The implementation of the program, according to the American Embassy in Kyiv, will begin on September 30, 2021.

The US Embassy in Ukraine has announced a competition for grants to non-governmental organizations, with a total budget of $700 thousand, to combat disinformation in the country. This is reported on the website of the American diplomatic mission.

“The US Embassy in Kyiv announces a competition for grants to non-governmental organizations to combat disinformation and malicious narratives spread through social networks and traditional media,” the report says.

The embassy’s announcement also says that the total budget of the project is $700 thousand. Non-governmental organizations from the United States, Ukraine, and other countries can be involved in its implementation, while the project itself must be implemented in Ukraine and be focused on the Ukrainian audience. Among the goals of the embassy’s initiative is “conducting awareness-raising activities with the Ukrainian audience to reduce their vulnerability to disinformation.” The implementation of the program, according to the embassy, will begin on September 30, 2021; it is designed for 6-12 months.

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Author: Steve Cowan
Graduated From Princeton University. He has been at the Free Press since October 2014. Previously worked as a regional entertainment editor.
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