‘Russia sources targeted EU elections’
15, Jun 2019
Prelims level : Mains level :
- “Russian sources” stepped up a long-running disinformation campaign against the European Union in a bid to undermine the bloc’s elections last month.
- The sources used fake social media accounts, bots and news sites to amplify existing divisive content by targeting particular groups of voters and countries,
- The number of disinformation cases attributed to Russian sources . doubled as compared to the same period a year ago.