Germany’s best tool against Russian disinformation

Source: Christian Science Monitor
by staff

“In a rare rebuke of Moscow last week, Germany accused the Russian security services of mounting ‘wholly unacceptable’ cyberattacks on several members of parliament. It claimed the attacks were aimed at collecting personal information on the politicians for a disinformation campaign to influence Germany’s Sept. 26 federal election. With the outcome of the election uncertain, German leaders took the attack more seriously than previous ones. Since 2015, Germany has been the main target of Russian disinformation in the European Union. Russia’s goal, according to an EU report last March, is to cultivate distrust and ‘convince citizens that their participation in the EU is ill advised.'” (09/14/21)