EU Document Warns of Russian COVID-19 Disinfo Campaign | Avast

An internal document circulated among European Union officials alleges that Russia launched a “significant disinformation campaign” about the coronavirus in order to cause panic and worsen the impact of the outbreak on European countries, reported Reuters, who has seen the document. Created by the European External Action Service, the EU’s foreign policy arm, the document claims Russia is servicing its end goal to subvert European societies by pushing disinformation online in English, Spanish, German, and French regarding the virus in order to confuse and hinder the EU’s response to the pandemic. The campaign includes contradictory information and fake news such as the idea that the virus is a U.S. biological weapon.

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