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Fake News, conveyed by authoritarian regimes, are increasingly worrying European countries, especially in terms of election. In Sweden, the government has decided to act by creating a specialized agency to identify and combat this misinformation that crosses borders, via social networks.
of our correspondent in Stockholm, Frédéric Fake
This new psychological defense agency began working in Sweden on January 1 and already employs 45 people. Its objective is not to regulate the debate between Swedish or to limit freedom of expression, which has always been very broad in the Nordic kingdom, but to identify the disinformation campaigns against Sweden by other countries. WHAT WHAT? The former ambassador Henrik Landerholm, the director of the Agency, does not embarrass of diplomatic precautions to answer this question: "We generally try to avoid pointing the countries, but we know that in the reports From our secret services Security threats against Sweden come to a large extent former Eastern countries, and also China.
The aim is to defend the free training of opinions, and to strengthen the resilience of populations in the face of threats that, they are not virtual, as shown by Russian interference in the US elections in 2016, or similar attempts during the German elections last year.
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