Lib Dem MEPs call on Boris Johnson to release the Russia report in European Parliament debate


In a debate they secured in the European Parliament in Strasbourg, Liberal Democrat MEPs have warned about foreign interference in European democracies and elections, once again urging the British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, to publish a parliamentary intelligence and security committee report into Russian interference into British democracy.

In October, the European Parliament adopted a report calling for a range of measures to tackle electoral interference and disinformation in national and European democratic processes and the opaque funding of far-right parties across Europe, despite attempts by
Nigel Farage and his Brexit Party MEPs to vote it down.

The report included a reference to allegations reported in the press in relation to the funding of the Vote Leave campaign. 

Caroline Voaden, Leader of the Liberal Democrats in the European Parliament, criticised Facebook, following the Cambridge Analytica scandal, for failing to implement various measures to prevent the use of the social platform for electoral interference and unwillingness to fact-check political messages, calling for the principles laid out in the EU code of practice on disinformation to be made legally binding.

Watch Caroline's speech to the European Parliament ⬇️

https://twitter.com/CarolineVoaden/status/1200012584663027714


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