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France adopts a new doctrine against the Information Warfare

France adopts a new doctrine against the Information Warfare. Objective: to counter the growing spread of fake news and disinformation against Paris and its Armed Forces. Parly: “We want to win the war before the war”

France adopts a new doctrine against the Information Warfare (Infowar). Defense Minister Florence Parly presented it. Objective: to counter the growing spread of fake news and disinformation, aimed at weakening the image of Paris and weakening its armed forces, especially abroad such as the Sahel. Considering that its adversaries no longer hesitate to use the weapon of social media against its military operations, France intends to “win the war before the war”. Its strategy boils down to “being on the offensive” and “we assume”, the Ministry of the Armed Forces affirms, defining the computer influence struggle as “Military operations carried out in support of our forces, in the informational field, to detect, characterize and counter attacks.” This is “to counter jihadist propaganda accounts that call for the killing of French people, or distortions of reality, such as a photo claiming to show a scene of a soldier killed, beheaded.”

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