Sweden is getting ready for the election-year information war

The debate about foreign interference in the US presidential election has dominated global news. Sweden, which is set to hold its own elections in less than a year,

The debate about foreign interference in the US presidential election has dominated global news. Sweden, which is set to hold its own elections in less than a year, is watching the developments intently. With politics growing increasingly divisive on home soil, and neither mainstream coalition strong enough to seize a parliamentary majority, it knows it may become the next target in the post-truth information war. Since early 2017, the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB), has been analysing the threat of foreign influencing campaigns. MSB is working together with the Swedish Election Authority, the security police and the national police to identify weaknesses in the system to be ready to tackle foreign interference in the 2018 election.

- The Local -

15. 11. 2017