For the first time since the team was set up in 2015, the East Stratcom taskforce will have money from the EU budget, rather than relying on contributions from EU member states or squeezing other budget lines. The unit has been granted €1.1m (£980,000) a year from the EU budget for 2018-20, according to a source familiar with the team’s work.
- European council president Donald Tusk warns of “cyber-attacks, fake news, hybrid war.”
See also: NATO anti-propaganda efforts.
I found a report on the Communications Security Establishment of Canada’s site: Cyber Threats to Canada’s Democratic Processes. Direct link to PDF – they don’t seem very worried, but I wonder if maybe they should be….