The British authorities want to convince other members of the “Big Seven” (G7)of the need to create mechanisms to combat Russian propaganda and disinformation, British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab told Reuters.
He said that representatives of the G7 will consider the possibility of creating a system that will allow you to quickly respond to fakes distributed by the Russian Federation.
When we see lies, propaganda, or fake news, we must respond to it not individually, but all together, in order to provide refutations and convey the truth to our citizens, as well as to the presidents of Russia, China, and the whole world, “ he stressed.
According to him, Moscow and Beijing are trying to sow distrust in the governments of other states. As an example, he cited the dissemination of information about election interference and coronavirus vaccines.
Raab said this on the eve of the meeting of foreign ministers of the G7 countries, which will be held in London on May 3-5. The participants of the “Big Seven” are the United Kingdom, the United States, Germany, Canada, Italy, France, and Japan. The foreign ministers of India and Australia will also attend the summit. BAR and South Korea, as well as the Secretary-General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Lim Jok Hoi.
In 2021, the G7 is chaired by the United Kingdom. She also plans to hold a summit of the heads of the “seven” in person from 11 to 13 June in the resort town of Carbis Bay on the Atlantic coast of the Cornwall Peninsula. The event was attended by the head of the European Council, Charles Michel, the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, the Director-General of the World Trade Organization, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweale, as well as representatives of Australia, South Korea, and India.