A report submitted to the UK parliament claims that British, and Western, intelligence agencies cannot combat “online psychological operations from foreign state actors — primarily Russia — aiming to influence Western politics on a mass scale“.
Why can’t they? Borealis looks at this in his latest Quick Hit podcast.
Britain is abuzz today with news of the long-awaited release of the Parliament’s report into Russian meddling in British politics. The report is the work of the Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee. Since 2013, the Committee has been appointed to oversee the work of Britain’s intelligence agencies. Almost all of its meetings are conducted behind closed doors, and its reports are vetted by the spy agencies prior to release. By law, the Committee cannot make its reports public without previously submitting them for approval to the Office of the Prime Minister.