Posted: 16.05.2022 17:02:00

Belarus’ President suggests CSTO to follow Chinese path in information struggle

The President of Belarus, Aleksandr Lukashenko, proposed the CSTO member states to follow the path of China in information struggle on the Internet as he was speaking at a meeting of the CSTO leaders in Russia today, BelTA reports


"We need to think seriously and maybe follow China's path in the information struggle, especially on the Internet," the Head of State said.

Aleksandr Lukashenko drew attention to the issue of increasing the effectiveness of countering challenges and threats in the information space, including the fight against fakes and misinformation, “It is clear that a hybrid war is now being launched against us, with information warfare as its main component. In order to counter this, we should make the most of the potential of the 2017 CSTO agreement on co-operation in the field of information security and actively promote the CSTO in social networks, which are intensively used by our Western opponents, in order to effectively respond to fakes and misinformation.”

According to the President of Belarus, relevant tasks should be set to all – including foreign ministries, special services and the CSTO secretariat.