"the EUROPEAN elections could be affected by a foreign power, according to the MSB. Authorities working with the election encouraged to report suspicious activities."
"Ahead of the autumn parliamentary elections was such påverkansaktioner out as one of the greatest threats against the elections. Now the Swedish civil contingencies Agency (MSB) is output with a call to all authorities dealing with EUROPEAN elections inform us of any attempt to valpåverkan."
"the Background is, inter alia, that elections in other countries have been affected – and Tofvesson points on the u.s. elections. He stresses, however, that the Swedish electoral system is relatively stable and svårmanipulerat."
"– It does not mean that the electoral system can't be attacked. Confidence can be tackled by spreading misleading information about the implementation or about the parties and the elected officials, " says Mikael Tofvesson."
"Police prepared long before the parliamentary elections in order to prevent påverkansoperationer. For the EUROPEAN elections are you aware of the threats from a foreign power."
"– When it comes to the elections, we know that there are countries in our vicinity who are interested in influencing the electoral process. Then, it is about a willingness to interfere with individual affairs and so doubts in the population, as a way to affect the rule of law. Therefore, the security Police to carry out a preventive work to protect the electoral process from foreign power influence, " Gabriel Wernstedt, press officer at the security Police, to the TT."
"Påverkanskampanjer is a security threat designed to influence citizens' perceptions, considerations and decisions."
"There have been attempts to influence elections in the united states and France, through CYBER-attacks, false information and rumor."
"What can be affected is the decision of the political or other public decision-makers, opinions of the whole or parts of the population or the decision or opinion of another country."
"no known comprehensive påverkanskampanj was conducted against the Swedish general election in the fall can have multiple causes, for example, that a foreign power meddling in elections in other countries received a lot of attention."