Manipulation of Information - Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs “Remember Aleppo. They retorted that there had been no chemical attacks, and then did everything they could to hider the investigation; we were told that in collusion with Western intelligence services, the residents of Douma had sacrificed themselves, gassing themselves so that the regime would then be blamed! What a plot! By trying to manipulate everyone, they ended up manipulating themselves! The sole purpose of this was to instil doubt, to divide us.” (Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, Paris, 16.04.2018)enMinistry for Europe and Foreign Affairs Fight against the manipulation of information - Q&A - Excerpts from the daily press briefing (23.01.19) Q - With respect to disinformation, does the approach by both the EU's External Action Service and the Commission incorporate the purely French approach to combating disinformation? Or is there also a French approach with respect to the European elections? A - The European and French initiatives aimed at combating the manipulation of information complement each other, while respecting the jurisdiction of each, as reaffirmed by Jean-Yves Le Drian during the most recent Foreign Affairs (…) 2019-01-24 11:45:5662667_240011Joint report by the CAPS/IRSEM – Information Manipulation: A Challenge for Our Democracies (04.09.18) Press release Information manipulation is not a new phenomenon, but it has taken on an entirely new dimension because of the unprecedented capacity of the internet and social networks to diffuse information and render it viral, and the crisis of confidence that our democracies are currently experiencing. This phenomenon has manifested itself in recent years through various electoral interferences; it threatens democracies and the sovereignty of their institutions. The CAPS and the IRSEM (…) 2018-09-18 12:23:4862219_237665Syria / Chemical Attacks in Douma (7 April) : Joint Statement by France and 16 other member countries of OPCW (26.04.18) On 26 April, Russia decided to hold an "information" meeting at the headquarters of the OPCW (The Hague) with Syrian "witnesses". France and 16 other OPCW member countries denounced this propaganda exercise in a statement (see below). As the Permanent Representative of France to the OPCW, Mr Philippe Lalliot said, this meeting was nothing more than an obscene masquerade: “This does not come as a surprise from the Syrian government, which has massacred and gassed its own people for the last (…) 2018-04-27 10:57:1062219_235303