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Europe Bracing Against Risk Of Russian ‘Influence Operations’ | Radio Free Europe

Europe Bracing Against Risk Of Russian ‘Influence Operations’ | Radio Free Europe

Accusations that Russia sought to undermine the U.S. political system have served as a warning signal to the European Union as it prepares for a big election year.

The message being sent is that the bloc best be prepared to ward off Russian influence ahead of a presidential vote in France, and general elections in Germany and the Netherlands in 2017.

Richard Youngs, an expert on democracy and EU foreign policy at Carnegie Europe, says that combating Kremlin manipulation of open societies and political systems requires more than just new controls against fake news, or improved technology against computer hacking.

Source: Europe Bracing Against Risk Of Russian ‘Influence Operations’