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Interior minister says pro-Moscow disinformation network has sprung up on Czech soil and ‘we want to get into every smartphone’ to defeat it. The Czech government has accused Russia of conducting a propaganda war on its soil and is setting up a unit to counter what it says are networks of pro-Moscow puppet groups. Speaking at a conference on strategic communications alongside General Petr Pavel, head of Nato’s military committee, Chovanec said a 20-member team in his ministry would act to tackle Russian propaganda in the public domain in real time, including on social media, and train public officials to deal with it. Kremlin officials were not immediately available for comment.

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