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Russia: Disinformation

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 105547, tabled on 17 January 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment she has made of recent attempts by Russia to spread disinformation to UK and European traditional and social media outlets.

Answered on

20 January 2022

The Russian State's record of unprovoked, reckless and destabilising activity, including industrial-scale disinformation, is a stain on Russia's reputation, damages its international standing and undermines the Russian Government's claims to be a responsible global actor.

The Government takes the issue of disinformation very seriously. We know that certain states routinely use disinformation as a foreign policy tool.

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