Recently declassified intelligence shows that Russian operatives use various English-language websites to spread misinformation about the new coronavirus.
Russia’s disinformation campaign, known as the GRU, is responsible for the disinformation campaign, according to The New York Times and The Associated Press on Tuesday.
The campaign reportedly included the distribution of news articles with unsubstantiated allegations about the origin of the virus and how Moscow and the United States responded, among other things.
Disinformation reports have recently been declassified so that officials can speak freely about it, the AP reported, citing comments from two anonymous government officials. Officials did not disclose any basic information about Russia̵7;s alleged activities.
News articles have been published on websites such as the Russian government-controlled InfoRos.ru and OneWorld.Press, which US officials say has links to the GRU, the Times reported.
Between late May and June, 150 websites were published on some websites, spreading misconceptions about the coronavirus pandemic. One article was titled “Russian buttress COVID-19 to help America move forward in Detente case,” which a U.S. official told the AP had attracted the attention of the intelligence community, apparently mistakenly suggesting that Russia was providing significant US assistance. flash.
Other articles suggest that the coronavirus was part of a US effort to impose its vision of a “world order,” and COVID-19 was an “experiment in manipulating the world.”
Reports of a new alleged Russian disinformation campaign came less than 100 days before the November presidential election, although U.S. government officials said the AP did not understand whether the effort was linked to the 2020 election.
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Recently, US intelligence officials warned that foreign countries were trying to interfere in this year’s elections.
William Evanina, director of the National Center for Counterintelligence and Security, said last week that Russia, Iran and China were actively trying to reject the fall election, noting that “the coronavirus pandemic and recent protests … continue to feed foreign influence and disinformation efforts in America.” ».
The new alleged Russian disinformation campaign is mainly about websites that are legitimate news reports, according to reports released on Tuesday.