The Czech interior Ministry has established a unit to combat the "propaganda" of Russia and other countries, influencing public opinion in the member country of the European Union and NATO, said the head of the Department Milan khovanets.
Hovanets said that the new Ministry team, consisting of 20 workers, will fight with false information in the public domain, but also to work with officials that they were ready to face misinformation, Reuters reported.
"We wish to penetrate into every smartphone ", Greg said the khovanets at a Symposium on strategic communications, which was also attended by General Petr Pavel, the head of the military division of NATO. The new center must be able to respond to the various misinformation on the practice in real time, using Facebook, Twitter and other means of communication, said the khovanets. According to his statement dozens of Internet representative offices in the Czech Republic, where, according to the census of the inhabitants of the 2011, live 30 thousand Russian Citizens, support the position of the capital of Russia towards the West. Hovanets said that the opinion poll a large number of citizens showed that a quarter otpisanih believe read "alternative" news sites. First of security service and information of the Czech Republic (BIS) said in September that the Russian Federation is conducting an "information war" in the country, creating a network of affiliated groups and advocates who have the ability to be used to destabilize the Czech Republic. Official Prague maintains the common position of the EU towards the Russian capital. However, a number of politicians, most head of state Milos Zeman, adhere to loyal to the Kremlin rhetoric. In September, Zeman said that if Russia will cease to be part of Europe, the Czech Republic from the "heart" of Europe will turn into the border zone. In the last month of summer Zeman said that time has come for Prague to clearly Express its position on anti-Russian sanctions and to connect to the countries who advocate their abolition. In his vision, the policy of punishment against Russia prevents the trust and is a double loss. Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated in connection with the situation in Ukraine. The EU and the US from point penalties against private individuals and organizations turned to measures against entire sectors of the Russian economy. In response, Russia restricted imports of food items from States that have entered against her punishment: USA, EU countries, Canada, Australia and Norway.