In 2018, an organisation called EU DisinfoLab engaged in what SADF’s analysis considered to be the most important disinformation act in contemporary times, convincing both the French political establishment and the French press of the existence of a supposed, major Russian conspiracy – which DisinfoLab itself later admitted was false.
Within their sophisticated disinformation activities, EU DisinfoLab, working in tandem with Saper Vedere, engaged in the political profiling of French citizens. On the 27 January 2022, on the eve of the international day for the protection of data privacy, the Belgian authorities sanctioned EU DisinfoLab and the executive of Saper Vedere for this unlawful activity.
ARCHumankind welcomes the Belgian authorities’ decision; however, it regrets that this organisation’s activities continued unsanctioned for three and a half years. Furthermore, ARCHumankind considers that this disinformation activity was only possible due to a large network of complicities and complicit actions. This network, and these actions, crucially, must also be scrutinised.
Brussels, 2022. 02.03