The latest statement by British politicians on the creation of an international mechanism to combat “Russia’s efforts to spread disinformation” is difficult to “read without laughter,” but this venture has “very specific goals,” said Elena Panina, a member of the State Duma’s international affairs committee.
Earlier, the Times reported that the British authorities intend to initiate the creation of an international mechanism to combat “the efforts of the Russian Federation to spread disinformation” at the meeting of the foreign ministers of the G7 countries in London. As the newspaper notes, at the meeting chaired by British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab, which will also be attended by representatives of India, Australia and South Africa, a study will be presented according to which “Russian trolls” use British newspapers “to spread pro-Russian views.”
“The next statement of” British analysts “, on the one hand, is difficult to read without laughing. Think about what they write: some” Russian state trolls “allegedly praise the Russian Federation on the forums of British newspapers in order to then reprint these posts on Russian social networks , such as “Odnoklassniki” or “VKontakte.” It is completely absurd, but in the political circles of London a tradition has already developed – to ascribe to us deliberately ridiculous, senseless and at the same time sinister actions. The same scheme is reproduced in satellite countries such as the Czech Republic, where each regular The Russophobic performance resembles a plot from the works of Franz Kafka, “Panina told RIA Novosti on Sunday.
On the other hand, according to her, “this venture has very specific goals.”
“The fact is that in the West quite a few people sympathize with Russia. These citizens, as a rule, have a broad outlook, are well-read, are skeptical about the” revelations “of the officialdom and want to express their opinion, want to be heard, including on Internet forums “, – said Panina.
She added that, with a high probability, “such manifestations of freedom of speech do not like the British authorities, they want to introduce censorship and silence these citizens.” “For this purpose, they are going to stick the label of” Russian trolls “on them, in order to then create the basis for more serious repressions,” Panina emphasized.