Netizen 24 GBR: May attacks Russia over propaganda war on West

By On November 13, 2017

May attacks Russia over propaganda war on West

Francis Elliott, Political Editor | Mark Bridge | Alexi Mostrous

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  • Politics
  • Theresa May
  • Brexit
Theresa May was said to have become increasingly concerned at intelligence pointing to Russian complicity in misinformation spread online
Theresa May was said to have become increasingly concerned at intelligence pointing to Russian complicity in misinformation spread onlineLEON NEAL/GETTY IMAGES

Theresa May last night made her most outspoken attack on Russia for using fake news to “sow discord” in Britain and other western nations.

The prime minister accused President Putin of trying to “weaponise information” in the age of social media to undermine democracies. “I have a very simple message for Russia,” Mrs May said. “We know what you are doing.”

In a lengthy charge-sheet of actions that she said risked provoking “dangerous and unpredictable” conflicts, Mrs May accused Russia directly of meddling in elections. The comments risk raising tensions with President Trump, who drew criticism last week for saying that he believed Mr Putin’s denial that Russia had interfered in the US presidential race.

A Twitter account run from Russia alleged Muslim indifference to the Westminster terrorist attack
A Twitter account run from Russia alleged Muslim indifference to the Westminster terrorist attackJAMIE LORRIMAN

Downing Street sources sa id that Mrs May had chosen to…

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