The Center for Strategic Communication and Countering Disinformation does not intend to, nor does it have the means to limit freedom of expression or dictate the editorial policy of media institutions. These assurances are provided by the director of the institution, Ana Revenco. According to her, the entity she leads is in the process of formation and is tasked with combating misinformation and coordinated actions that jeopardize the interests of the Republic of Moldova.
Ana Revenco rejects claims in the public space that the institution was created to impose censorship in Moldova and to combat press inconvenient to the government.
The head of the Center also states that the institution is in the process of forming a team and will aim to strengthen cooperation between institutions in the fight against disinformation, manipulation, and foreign interference, as reported by IPN.
According to the law, the Center for Strategic Communication and Countering Disinformation is led by a director appointed by Parliament at the proposal of the President of the Republic of Moldova for a term of 5 years. Additionally, a Council will be established within the institution, consisting of 11 members designated by public authorities and civil society, which will evaluate the institution’s activities.