May attacks Russia over propaganda war on West
Francis Elliott, Political Editor | Mark Bridge | Alexi Mostrous
- Theresa May
Theresa May last night made her most outspoken attack on Russia for using fake news to âsow discordâ in Britain and other western nations.
The prime minister accused President Putin of trying to âweaponise informationâ in the age of social media to undermine democracies. âI have a very simple message for Russia,â Mrs May said. âWe know what you are doing.â
In a lengthy charge-sheet of actions that she said risked provoking âdangerous and unpredictableâ 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 Putinâs denial that Russia had interfered in the US presidential race.
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