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Olga Yurkova

StopFake, Ukraine

Olga Yurkova is a journalist and co-founder of StopFake.org, an independent Ukrainian organization that trains an international cohort of fact-checkers in an effort to curb propaganda and misinformation in the media. She teaches different audiences how propaganda works and how to identify fake news, consulting a range of organizations and public structures and collaborating with mainstream media as a journalist. For fighting propaganda, Yurkova was included in the list of New Europe 100 and was named a TED Fellow in 2018. She was an analyst on information influences and social media in the monitoring of the media coverage of the 2019 presidential campaign that was implemented by the coalition of the Civil Society Organisations consisting of “The Commission on Journalism Ethics”, “Human Rights Platform”, “Ukrainian Media and Communications Institute” and “StopFake” with the support of the Council of Europe projects.