MEPs voted overwhelmingly in support of a resolution to launch a counter-offensive to tackle what they described a new Cold War on the propaganda front.
Bureaucrats claim the Kremlin has stepped up an underhand media offensive against the EU since annexing Crimea, using a host of methods including multi-language TV station Russia Today and popular online news service Sputnik to spread negative stories and “disinformation”.
MEPs also say the Kremlin is using social media and internet trolls to challenge democratic values, divide Europe, gather domestic support and create the perception of failed states in the EU’s “eastern neighbourhood”.
Anna Fotyga, who is behind the resolution, said: “Much happened after the Russian aggression on Ukraine and the annexation of Crimea – it was a wake-up call.
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