Online misinformation will play ‘critical’ role in Russia conflict — Irish tech start-up

Kinzen reports rise in number of false or misleading videos circulating online

Kinzen’s Shane Creevy said it was unlikely that Kremlin-backed professional trolls would be able to significantly influence mainstream narratives in the West. Picture: Getty

The spread of online misinformation is likely to play a “critical” role in the unfolding conflict between Russia and the West, according to an Irish media start-up which works with social media companies to stamp out fake news.

Kinzen, established by journalists Mark Little and Áine Kerr to fight misinformation around the world, has seen a notable increase in the amount of false videos, images and messages circulating online over recent days, according to Shane ...