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April 8, 2018

UK using graphic videos in war of words with Putin

Henry Jackson Society

In the five weeks since the attempted assassination of ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, Moscow has been pushing out conspiracy theories.

Whitehall sources say two in every three stories shared on social media are from media outlets backed by the Kremlin – and are designed to deflect attention from accusations that it is responsible for the Salisbury attack.

Russia expert Dr Andrew Foxall, of the Henry Jackson Society think tank, said: “We know Russia uses disinformation. It supports 21 theories not to convince people what it is suggesting is true but to confuse them.

“The Foreign Office has clearly been studying the way Russia’s British Embassy operates and decided to up its game. The new move is effective and welcome.”

Read more on the Sunday Express