Poland presses Big Tech for more radical measures against Russian Disinformation

After the EU banned state-sponsored Russian media outlets, the Kremlin started increasingly relying on its embassies’ accounts to share its propaganda. Poland’s digital secretary of state, Janusz Cieszyński, expressed there is a need for more radical action to cut the Russian foreign ministry’s access to popular social media platforms. Social media platforms have recently tried to curb the reach of Russian diplomatic messages. In fact, Facebook and Twitter had announced company policies to tackle Kremlin-linked disinformation earlier this year, but Poland is not satisfied with the results. Cieszyński stated that the EU should do more in terms of applying pressure on these platforms to get state-sponsored disinformation off them.