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Russia has made fake news into a weapon – HSC Director writes in The Telegraph

Julie Lenarz writes in The Daily Telegraph on how Russia uses fake news as weaponised information to undermine the West.

It is important to see fake news used this way for what it really is: a threat to national security. Fake news is more than a fancy buzzword to describe political disagreements. It is weaponised information, a military operation utilising psychological warfare to lever public opinion for strategic advantage.

Russia is playing a dangerous zero-sum game. The Kremlin is aggressively pursuing its territorial and geopolitical ambitions at the expense of Western countries and the spread of fake news has become an integral and indispensable part of that strategy.

Read the full article here.

About Julie Lenarz

Julie is the Executive Director of the HSC and co-chairs the Security and Defence division. She tweets @MsJulieLenarz.