A flood of pretend tales: EU sees surge in disinformation forward of June elections | EUROtoday

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A Polish prime minister saying he is ashamed of his Polish identification. A flood of migrants assaulting folks on the streets of Bulgaria’s capital. The grandmother of a high European official shaking palms with Adolf Hitler. All of those are pretend tales; a part of what European officers say is a surge in disinformation forward of subsequent month’s European elections. Much of it comes from Russia, with out love.

The objective is to confuse voters and sow mistrust, doubt and division in regards to the election course of – and about democracy itself.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen – the one whose grandmother by no means shook Hitler’s hand – has promised to arrange a “European Democracy Shield,” if she’s re-elected for a second time period, as a way to struggle again towards overseas meddling.

But is Europe’s struggle towards pretend tales like making an attempt to empty the ocean with a teaspoon?

We talk about what’s at stake with two MEPs.

Programme ready by Isabelle Romero, Perrine Desplats, Anaïs Boucher and Sophie Samaille