Weaponization of information key part of Russian military doctrine
The planting of false stories is nothing new; the Soviet Union devoted considerable resources to that during the ideological battles of the Cold War. Now, though, disinformation is regarded as an important aspect of Russian military doctrine.
STOCKHOLM — With a vigorous national debate under way on whether Sweden should enter a military partnership with NATO, officials in Stockholm suddenly encountered an unsettling problem: a flood of distorted and outright false information on social media, confusing public perceptions of the issue.
The claims were alarming: If Sweden, a non-NATO member, signed the deal, the alliance would stockpile secret nuclear weapons on Swedish soil; NATO could attack Russia from Sweden without government approval; NATO soldiers, immune from prosecution, could rape Swedish women without fear of criminal charges.
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WNU Editor: Disinformation has always been a part of Soviet (and now Russian) doctrine. But truth be told .... Western European countries, the U.S. .... all other countries and empires throughout history .... everyone has used some form of disinformation to promote their agenda.