Pro-Russian trolls wrote comments under the texts of the British media to misinform Ukraine – British Foreign Office
The comments were written in order to create a picture of public support for the aggression against Ukraine.
Foreign Minister Dominique Raab accused Russia of “extremely bad behavior” and said that Britain was “exhausting” work with Vladimir Putin because of fake news and misinformation, writes Lb.ua, citing The Times .
A study initiated by the British Foreign Office showed that pro-Russian trolls make provocative statements in comments under the texts of The Times, Daily Mail. The Sun and the Daily Express to create the misconception that society allegedly supports Russia’s aggression against Ukraine.
Raab added that the G7 countries will consider ways to create a rapid response to counter Russian propaganda, writes Reuters .
” We see this lie and propaganda or fake news spreading, we can not only come together individually but also to refute and openly tell the truth to the people of this country, as well as Russia, China and the world ,” Raab said.
Britain will soon intensify its fight against Russian propaganda, based on the results of a study of a Russian troll factory aimed at the national media and working to spread pro-Moscow views.
It will be recalled that in March, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson declared Russia the main security problem of his country . He also noted that London will expand its presence in space and cyberspace and increase nuclear weapons.
As reported by Media Detector, the EU said that Russia is spreading misinformation about Western vaccines.
Earlier, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky stated that Russian disinformation is blocking reforms in Ukraine and has a deadly effect.
(c) Detector media