We have collected over 15,000 cases over the last years since 2015 – when the Council asked us to work on that – through our EUvsDisinfo,” the EU High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell said in his opening speech at the EEAS Conference on Foreign Information Manipulation and Interference, referring to Russia’s disinformation activities.
For years now, Russia has invested in disinformation and information manipulation as an industry, Borrell emphasized.
“They have been investing massively, much more than we invest in fighting against disinformation… Disinformation and propaganda outlets are today a weapon of the Kremlin. And this weapon is a weapon – it hurts, it kills. It kills the capacity of the people of understanding what is going on, and, as a consequence, the position of governments and the decisions of international organisations.”