Czech presidential candidate Jiri Drahos: has  faced a string of unfounded allegations on fake news sites and social media, including that he is a paedophile, collaborated with the communist-era secret police, and wants to flood the Czech Republic with refugees. Photograph:  Martin Divisek/EPA

Czech presidential challenger Jiri Drahos has been warned to expect dirty tricks and fake news attacks ahead of this month’s run-off with incumbent Mi(...)

According to Czech intelligence, a large number of  supposed Russian diplomats in Prague are actually  spies. Photograph: David W Cerny/Reuters

The Czech Republic has launched a special government unit to counter terrorism and “hybrid” threats such as fake news and propaganda, despite criticis(...)