Stoltenberg on how to counter Russian interference

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to NATO Secretary-General, it’s important to have independent media
09:58, 18 February 2018

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NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said that the alliance needs to be able to respond to Russian meddling in the democratic processes in many different ways, as he told  CNBC in an interview.

According to Stoltenberg, NATO saw many examples of how Russia is meddling in democratic political processes in many countries. He noted it’s important to strengthen cybersecurity and fight the propaganda with facts.

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"We have to be able to counter this information with facts. I don't think that the best way to respond to propaganda, misinformation is with more propaganda, but it is with facts and the truth," he argued.

He also noted the importance of independent media.

As we reported earlier, the Ministry of Justice has accused 13 Russians of interfering in the U.S. presidential election in 2016.

Related: Stoltenberg hopeful 15 of NATO’s member states will be spending 2% of GDP on defense by 2024

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