- The U.S. has a warning about Russian disinformation campaign.
- The Kremlin is targeting Latin America.
- They are trying to spread anti-U.S. sentiment.
The U.S. State Department has issued a warning about Russia’s disinformation campaign in Latin America.
They are reporting that the Kremlin is financing a campaign aimed at the entire region.
The goal is to influence Latin Americans and spread anti-Ukraine and anti-NATO sentiment.
Russia is taking advantage of its connections with media outlets in multiple Latin American countries.
The Kremlin is financing a disinformation campaign in Latin America
The countries involved include Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Venezuela, Brazil, Ecuador, Panama, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay.
According to a press release, Russia is using local media and influencers to help spread misinformation.
The State Department indicates that the Kremlin’s ultimate purpose is to launder its propaganda and disinformation.
Their use of local sources makes it appear more authentic to the Latin American public.
The United States warns about Russian disinformation
Russia’s aim is to undermine support for Ukraine and to promote anti-US policies and anti-NATO sentiments in the region.
The campaign is being executed by the Social Design Agency (SDA), the Institute for Internet Development and the technology company Structura.
These organizations seek to promote Russia’s strategic interests throughout Latin America, according to EFE.
The main focus is to persuade Latin American audiences that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is just.
False narratives being pushed by Russia
The State Department pointed out that this campaign also seeks to convince Latin America to join Russia in defeating neocolonialism.
EFE reported that the U.S. has highlighted that these issues align with Russia’s false narrative that it is fighting neocolonialism.
In fact, Russia is actively engaging in neocolonialism and neo-imperialism.
The U.S. warning highlights concerns about Russia’s influence and the spread of disinformation.
Promoting Russia’s strategic interests
This misinformation can affect perceptions and policies in Latin America regarding the war in Ukraine.
In this context, the United States government has expressed its firm condemnation of Russia’s activities in Latin America.
Furthermore, they are urging the media, political leaders and the public to remain vigilant and critical about news sources.
It’s vital to verify that news comes from reputable sources.
Disinformation and its impact in Latin America
The conflict in Ukraine has been a source of tension at the international level, and the participation of external actors has generated a series of disputes.
The disinformation campaign in Latin America is an example of how propaganda can be used as a tool to sway public opinion.
This also has the function of influencing public perception of disputes like Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
The United States highlights the importance of transparency and truthfulness in reporting, according to Proceso.
Russian journalists are part of the campaign
This underlines the need for responsible and critical journalism in a context where information can be manipulated.
The international community continues to monitor the situation and is committed to addressing the challenges.
This will help ensure that the truth is being disseminated in the press and on social media.
Russian journalists are part of this disinformation campaign, according to Proceso.