We use cookies and google analytics tool to optimize the delivery of digital advertising to you. If you decline personalization of ads you will still see digital advertisements, but they will not be as relevant to you. We never collect sensitive information, and do not sell any of the data we collect. Under the GDPR regulations browser cookies are now considered sudo-anonymized personal data and since we use cookies to deliver relevant advertisements to you we would like to get your permission to do so.

I don't want my data to be used anymore for analytic purposes.

World

PROPAGANDA 10. 12. 2018.   >>  15:08 0

PROPAGANDA

France explores possible russian influence in protests

France opened a probe into possible Russian interference behind the country's Yellow Vest protests, after reports that social-media accounts linked to Moscow have increasingly targeted the movement.

According to the Alliance for Securing Democracy, about 600 Twitter accounts known to promote Kremlin views have begun focusing on France, boosting their use of the hashtag #giletsjaunes, the French name for the Yellow Vest movement.

 

French security services are looking at the situation, Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Sunday in a radio interview with RTL.

 

Russia has been criticized for using social media to influence elections in the U.S. and elsewhere. Attempts to use fake news reports and cyberattacks to undercut the 2017 campaign of French President Emmanuel Macron failed, but Russian-linked sites have pushed questionable reports of a mutiny among police, and of officers' support for the protests.

 

"An investigation is now underway," Le Drian said. "I will not make comments before the investigation has brought conclusions."

 

The Twitter accounts monitored by the alliance usually feature U.S. or British news. But the French protests "have been at or near the top" of their activity for at least a week, according to Bret Schafer, the alliance's Washington-based social media analyst. "That's a pretty strong indication that there is interest in amplifying the conflict" for audiences outside France.

 

The Alliance for Securing Democracy is a unit of the German Marshall Fund of the U.S., which monitors pro-Kremlin activity.

 

The assertion of police dissatisfaction – which doesn't appear to be supported by facts – resembles other Kremlin-backed disinformation campaigns that have tried to engender mistrust in Western governments and show that liberal democracies are in decline, Schafer says.

Komentari 0

ostavi komentar

Ostavi komentar

Pravila komentarisanja sadržaja Portala RTCG
Poštujući načelo demokratičnosti, kao i pravo građana da slobodno i kritički iznose mišljenje o pojavama, procesima, događajima i ličnostima, u cilju razvijanja kulture javnog dijaloga, na Portalu nijesu dozvoljeni komentari koji vrijeđaju dostojanstvo ličnosti ili sadrže prijetnje, govor mržnje, neprovjerene optužbe, kao i rasističke poruke. Nijesu dozvoljeni ni komentari kojima se narušava nacionalna, vjerska i rodna ravnopravnost ili podstiče mržnja prema LGBT populaciji. Neće biti objavljeni ni komentari pisani velikim slovima i obimni "copy/paste" sadrzaji knjiga i publikacija.Zadržavamo pravo kraćenja komentara.

Da biste komentarisali vijesti pod vašim imenom

Ulogujte se

Novo