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European elections: EU Commissioner warns of Manipulation

EU justice Commissioner Jourová is concerned about a possible intervention of Russia in the European elections. The Czech politician is afraid of targeted disinformation campaigns from abroad.

Almost two weeks before the European elections, has warned EU Commissioner for justice, Vera Jourová in front of election manipulation, in particular by Russia. "We must not allow that even in a member state of the results of the election through Manipulation, will be distorted. Not only that, but also because these elections are the fate of elections for Europe," said Jourová, the Newspapers, the "editorial network Germany".

Organized disinformation campaigns abroad aimed to existing Polarisations in society and to strengthen the Commissioner. "That makes it hard to detect it. We experience to equip a digital betting. Europe needs to adjust to it."

EU justice Commissioner, Vera Jourová warns of desinformaton campaigns.

support for AfD and Antifa

Also reported the "New York Times", it would have already spread numerous false information on Websites and Social Media Accounts, the Links to Russia were. The sheet quoted experts who compare the current approach with the Russian interference in the American presidential election campaign of 2016. In Germany, the suspected Accounts are supported at the same time, the AfD and the left-wing Antifa-groups in order to provoke political controversy.

disinformation campaigns to uncover there now with "StratCom" a separate unit in the European external action service, the EU's justice Commissioner Jourová. The fight against disinformation campaigns was a "Central issue, even after the European elections," she said. The working group for "strategic communication Ost" (East StratCom Task Force) to evaluate the Russian media and manipulated reports in other publications to identify.

Lithuania's foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius warned of Russian influence. "Europe must be on the alert," said Linkevicius. The European election was a test run, whether the defense mechanisms work against electoral manipulation. "We must not be naive: Moscow is trying to create in the EU a permanent state of instability for its own interests. We must not allow that," said Linkevicius.

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