The European Union has accused Russia and China of involvement in a large-scale campaign of disinformation that was deployed during a pandemic COVID-19. About it it is spoken in the press release of the European Commission dated 10 June.
“Foreign actors and third countries, in particular Russia and China, participated in targeted operations to influence and disinformation campaigns on the EU and neighbouring countries and worldwide”, – said in the message.
As noted in the joint report of the group of commissioners, the EU has stepped up efforts to inform citizens about the risks of misinformation and rumors concerning the coronavirus. Pandemic is accompanied by a massive wave of false or misleading information, stated the Commissioner.
“Misinformation in times of coronavirus can kill. We must protect our citizens, informing them about the data, and expose the actors responsible for the participation in such a practice,” – said at a briefing in Brussels, EU high representative for foreign Affairs and security policy and Josep Borrell.
Flash coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in December 2019 in China. March 11, the world health organization declared the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
Amid the outbreak gaining popularity various fake theory about the origin of the virus, the impact of the towers 5G for infected people chipping earthlings develop a vaccine against COVID-19, etc.