The 2018 Swedish election highlighted the issue of disinformation affecting our democracy and society. This report examines Russia as the most proactive foreign state actor attempting to influence Sweden. What are Russia’s goals? What methods do they use? How has Russia succeeded in influencing Swedish media, government and political parties? And how can society be proactive in deterring foreign influence? These are some of the questions addressed in this briefing.
Photo Caption: Patrik Oksanen is a lead writer at MittMedia focusing on Security Policy and Defense, and Everyday Political Editor Hudiksvalls Tidning / HelaHälsingland. He previously worked as News Director for TV4News Uppsala, and EU correspondent for SVT. Patrik was appointed as the Leader Writer of the Year in 2017 by Dagens Opinion and the Journalist of the Year in 2018 by Dagens Media. Earlier this year he released his book Skarpa skärvor – how information war threatens to break open society (Bertil Ohlin publishing house).