Hybrid Warfare:Written question - 227167

Asked by Damien Moore
Asked on: 28 March 2019
Cabinet Office
Hybrid Warfare
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.
Answered by: Mr David Lidington
Answered on: 07 March 2019

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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