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Cabinet Office written question – answered on 7th March 2019.

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Photo of Damien Moore Damien Moore Conservative, Southport

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment his Department has made of the extent to which hybrid warfare is being used as a tool to interfere with public opinion.

Photo of David Lidington David Lidington Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Minister of State (Cabinet Office)

We know that certain states routinely use hybrid warfare, disinformation, ‘bots’ and hacking as foreign policy tools. It’s not surprising that they should try to influence the UK to further their own agendas. There is no evidence of successful interference, but the UK is not complacent to this threat. We are actively monitoring to identify and understand disinformation campaigns, and are taking action to ensure our democracy remains secure.

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