LONDON (Reuters) – Russia is using a platform to spread disinformation about the war in Ukraine on social media and targeting politicians from several countries, including Britain and South Africa, the British Foreign Office said Sunday.
Britain referred to UK-funded expert research, which it did not publish. He said the research revealed how the Kremlin designed its disinformation campaign to manipulate international public opinion on the Russian military operation. in Ukraine, strengthen its support and recruit new sympathizers.
Russia claims that i media Westerners gave an account in much partial of the war it ignores in much of Moscow’s concerns about NATO expansion and what it claims is the persecution of Russian speakers in Ukraine, which Kiev denies.
“We cannot allow the Kremlin and its propaganda institutions to invade our spaces online with their lies about Putin’s illegal war, “said Secretary of State Liz Truss in a note.
“The UK government has informed international partners and will continue to work closely with allies and media platforms to undermine Russian intelligence operations,” he added.
Moscow has denied previous accusations by Western countries of launching disinformation campaigns, for example Washington’s accusation of Russia of trying to interfere in the 2016 US presidential election.
Britain said research showed that the propaganda platform uses Telegram to recruit and coordinate new supporters who then target profiles on social media Kremlin critics and send them comments in support of President Vladimir Putin and his war.
Britain has said that among its goals are British senior ministers and other world leaders.
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