Staunton, April 15 – Warsaw’s Akademia Europejska-Krzyżowa says that Moscow is directing its propaganda effort in Poland against marginal groups on the extreme right and extreme left of the political system and also on young people whose views have not been finally formed, according to a report by Kseniya Kirillova.
On the Novy Region-2 portal today, the US-based Russian commentator presents an analysis of the report (nr2.com.ua/blogs/Ksenija_Kirillova/Rossiya-vedet-gibridnuyu-voynu-protiv-Polshi-118524.html
nominal message, given that different groups are being given different messages. Thus, Moscow talks about the defense of Christianity in its Internet appeals to the French right and about pacifism in its appeals to the German left.
Part of the new report by the Warsaw institute focuses on trolling in the Polish information space, Kirillova says, and considers the activity of anonymous bloggers on such portals as ONET.pl and Salon24.pl. What makes this report especially valuable is the list of sites where Russian trolls regularly appear and what their specific messages are in each case.
In addition, the report points out that Russian information war is not limited to trolling on the Internet but includes the posting of articles in traditional media as well as stories on radio and television outlets. And it also involves promoting anti-Ukrainian meetings in Polish cities, meetings that have already had an impact on the thinking of some Polish officials.
The report concludes, Kirillova notes, by calling for more research on Russia’s information war as well as expanded international cooperation in this area and the elaboration of additional legal rules governing virtual crime.