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Polygraph.info is a United States Government funded website launched by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and Voice of America.[1]

A three-person team around senior Daily Beast editor Michael Weiss, assigned until 2016 to The Interpreter magazine, was kept on the Voice of America payroll until February 2017 for the then-new website.[2] The website presents itself as a fact-checking website. A similar website in Russian language is factograph.info.[3]

Of the types of western responses to the challenge of Kremlin media (exposure of Russian disinformation, engagement with endangered populations, enhancement of local media), the site is in the category "exposure of Russian disinformation", next to the Ukrainian StopFake and the European Union EEAS East Strategic Communication Task Force's Disinformation Review campaigns.[4]

The site is not currently directed to US audiences.[5]


  1. ^ Alex Lockie (26 February 2018). "'They beat our a--es': Russian mercenaries talk about humiliating defeat by US in reportedly leaked audio". Business Insider. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  2. ^ Michael Calderone (2 October 2017). "Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Stops Funding Magazine Critical Of Russia". Huffington Post. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  3. ^ "About". Polygraph.info. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  4. ^ Cull, N.J. (2016). R. Govers, N. Cull, eds. Engaging foreign publics in the age of Trump and Putin: Three implications of 2016 for public diplomacy. Place Branding and Public Diplomacy. 12. Palgrave Macmillan UK. pp. 243–246. doi:10.1057/s41254-016-0052-4. ISSN 1751-8059.CS1 maint: Uses editors parameter (link)
  5. ^ Thomas Holt (29 March 2018). "Busting Russia's fake news the European Union way". theconversation.com via Los Angeles Times. AP. Retrieved 1 April 2018.