Naja Bentzen, an analyst at European Parliamentary Research Service, and Sophie in’t Veld, member of the European Parliament and chair of the Democracy, Rule of Law and Fundamental Rights Monitoring Group, joined ASD Director Laura Rosenberger for a discussion on the global battle of narratives, moderated by ASD Program Manager and Fellow Nad’a Kovalcikova.

Europe and the United States have emerged as two key battlegrounds for state-backed disinformation efforts around the coronavirus pandemic. EU High Representative Josep Borrell has called disinformation around the coronavirus the “global battle of narratives.” U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said such campaigns are designed to “try and place confusion in the world” around the origin of the virus and governments’ response to it. In this webinar, U.S. and EU experts discussed the Global Battle for Narratives.