US ambassador to Athens Geoffrey Pyatt expressed concern about the possibility of a disinformation campaign as the elections come close.
Speaking on TV station ANT1, the US Ambassador stressed that all open societies are vulnerable to these new tools. We’ve seen evidence of this kind of manipulation of information in Greece, he said.
“We’ve seen Russian efforts in the Church, the efforts to undermine the role of the Ecumenical Patriarch,” he noted.
He added: “I cannot tell you that I have seen evidence of efforts in order to meddle in Greece’s upcoming elections, but the purpose of this event tonight is to raise awareness so that Greece’s democratic institutions, Greece’s free press — which are all quite strong — can be alert and able to respond.”