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EU vote faces new covert digital threats: report

A cyclist passes in front of election hoardings in the suburbs of Milan on Saturday prior to the European elections. Photo: Miguel Medina / AFP

Published: 25.May.2019 13:05 hrs

New players are exploiting internet lawlessness to disrupt democracy at this week's European elections, says a new report that points a finger at far-right populists and cyber militias.

With the vote running from May 23-26, the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD) investigated the role of covert digital propaganda in Britain, France, Germany, Italy Spain and Poland.
 
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