France warns government about growing Russian disinformation network ahead of European elections

Portal Kombat, a network of Russian disinformation websites, includes an Irish language site with Irish-specific content

Portal Kombat is a network of Russian disinformation websites

French officials have warned the Irish government that growing Russian disinformation networks pose a threat to the integrity of European elections this June, the Business Post has learned.

French officials passed on information to the Department of Foreign Affairs just over a week ago about the expansion of pro-Russian propaganda network online, including details of an Irish language website called Pravda-ie, which is part of a wider network of Pravda sites.

In the last week, ...