DR Congo

Social Media Monitoring: Democratic Republic of the Congo - Disinformation targeting the United Nations (UN) presence in the DRC (March 2021)

Situation Report
Originally published


News of the ambushing and assassination of the Italian ambassador to the DRC travelling in a World Food Programme (WFP) and UN Organisation Stabilisation Mission in the DRC (MONUSCO) convoy has resulted in the spread of disinformation on the work of UN organisations in north-eastern DRC -- including claims of possible arms sales ties with armed groups and natural resources exploitation.