Pre-election Monitoring of Facebook in Slovak Information Space: Second Edition
Leading up to the election date, GLOBSEC has committed to releasing a weekly Pre-election Monitoring of Facebook in Slovak Information Space report. This weekly update dissects key themes, influential actors, and notably, the most resonating posts in terms of reach across four distinct groups within Slovakia’s most frequented social media platform - Facebook. These groups encompass Problematic Sources, Prodemocratic Actors, State Institutions, and the Hungarian Minority.
During the week of August 5th to August 11th, 2023, the “Hoaxy a podvody – Polícia SR“ (Hoaxes and Frauds - Police SR) along with the satirical site “Zomri” (Die) once again dominated the number of popular posts. Sources from the problematic spectrum rallied around a singular theme - the relationship between investigative journalist Monika Tódová and judge Pamela Záleská, disseminating various misinformation and manipulative narratives. Conversely, the Hungarian Minority group was dominated by cultural and historical themes from politicians, as well as posts centered around Christian themes.