Three speakers at yesterday's Select Committee hearing identified what they saw as a key problem in the fight against deliberate online falsehoods: Whether in the United States, France or Latvia, it is a willing audience of disaffected and disenchanted citizens that makes fertile ground for its spread.
Associate Professor Kevin Limonier of the French Institute of Geopolitics at the University of Paris 8 said Russian propaganda in France and Europe was just a symptom of a wider problem: "There is an audience for this kind of content... So, it is basically most of all an internal problem. Russians are just exploiting the weaknesses of our democracies."
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