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Poland to face disinformation campaign in coming weeks: official

“Poland’s politicians and political groups could soon face a ‘wide-ranging’ and organised disinformation campaign,” Piotr Müller, the government spokesman, has warned. He also stressed that some newspaper editorial offices have already received manipulated information about individual politicians.

“In the coming weeks, the whole of Poland, as a political class, regardless of political affiliations, will be the subject of a disinformation attack,” he said during a press briefing on Wednesday.

“We will face wide-ranging disinformation activities that mix truthful information with information that is completely false,” he continued.

He added that some newspaper editorial offices have already received specially prepared information about individual politicians that are “entirely manipulated and untrue.”

On Wednesday, a meeting of the Government Crisis Management Team was held to discuss a number of recent cyber-attacks on Polish government officials, including the Prime Minister’s chief of staff, Michal Dworczyk.

The government’s information on the attacks was presented at a subsequent closed-door parliamentary session.

Following the sitting, Mr Müller said that “all the activities taken in recent weeks, in recent months, have been of an organised nature.”

He added that the security services have taken action and identified some of the instigators of the disinformation activities, but at this stage, information on the issue is classified.

On June 8, Michal Dworczyk, the head of the Chancellery of the Prime Minister, reported an attack on his and his wife’s email and social media accounts.


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