Pro-Kremlin media ‘spread false claims that EU has Nazi roots’

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Security commissioner reveals disinformation acts aimed at influencing EU elections

Pro-Kremlin social media accounts spread false claims that the EU has Nazi roots, the European commissioner for security has said in the first analysis of disinformation acts aimed at influencing last month’s EU elections.

Malicious actors sought to promote extreme views and polarise local debates, said Julian King, the British commissioner in Brussels.

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