US intelligence has warned the governments of more than 100 countries about this matter There is a risk of Moscow interfering in national elections. According to Reuters sources, Moscow uses espionage, social media and state mediaTo undermine confidence in the integrity of democratic processes around the world.
“This is a global phenomenon,” the document says. “Our evidence suggests that senior Russian officials – including Kremlin officials – see benefits in such operations and consider them effective.”
A US State Department source from Reuters claims that Russia has recently become more actively interfering in election campaigns around the world. During the COVID-19 pandemic and the 2020 US presidential election, the Kremlin recognized this type Disinformation campaigns It is considered effective. “We certainly believe that the US elections served as a catalyst,” he explained.
According to the report, Washington “realizes its vulnerability” to disinformation. According to the document, Russian coordinated operations in 2020-2022 were to “Undermining public confidence during at least 11 election campaigns The report concluded that there were “less overt” attempts to interfere during elections in 17 additional countries.
The report classifies Russia as the “main culprit” in conducting operations aimed at undermining public confidence in the course of the elections and their results. The document recommends that countries combat Russian interference in elections through sanctions, information-sharing, expelling Russian spies, and issuing travel bans.
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