Russian cyber soldiers will launch a disinformation campaign targeting foreign leaders, the UK says

According to a British survey, Russian “cyber soldiers” have launched new campaigns against leaders from other countries and are using social media for large-scale publicity to justify their attacks on Ukraine. .. Britain warned on Sunday that these cyber soldiers are running a disinformation campaign to justify the invasion of Ukraine.

The UK Foreign Ministry said on Sunday that workers at a factory in St. Petersburg recruited and coordinated supporters using a telegram messaging app with Vladimir Putin using a social media account of Russian presidential critics. War in Ukraine.. These people are paid for it.

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According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the so-called “Troll Factory” has developed a new technology to prevent it from being identified on social media platforms. Such activities are taking place on eight social media platforms, including Telegram, Twitter, Facebook and Tiktok.

The campaign is said to have targeted leaders and a large number of people from many countries, including the United Kingdom, South Africa and India. Russian citizens and Russian state television have long denied Putin’s war in Ukraine.

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Meanwhile, satellite images analyzed by the Associated Press show damage to oil depots across Russia’s Ukrainian border after a suspected Ukrainian attack. Saturday photos show damage in two locations in Bryansk. The blast on Monday damaged several tanks and burned the surrounding ground.

The explosion burned down an oil depot owned by Transneft-Druzhba, a subsidiary of Transneft, a Russian state-owned company that operates a Druzhba (friendship) pipeline that transports crude oil to Europe. Bryansk is located about 100 km north of the border with Ukraine.

(With PTI input) Russian cyber soldiers will launch a disinformation campaign targeting foreign leaders, the UK says

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