Russia deploying coronavirus disinformation to sow panic in West, EU document says - 2020-03-18

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F349.png Russia deploying coronavirus disinformation to sow panic in West, EU document says March 18, 2020, Robin Emmott, Reuters

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Russian media have deployed a "significant disinformation campaign" against the West to worsen the impact of the coronavirus, generate panic and sow distrust, according to a European Union document seen by Reuters.

The Kremlin denied the allegations on Wednesday, saying they were unfounded and lacked common sense.

The EU document said the Russian campaign, pushing fake news online in English, Spanish, Italian, German and French, uses contradictory, confusing and malicious reports to make it harder for the EU to communicate its response to the pandemic.

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