For the purposes of propaganda, the Kremlin launched a campaign of bribery of Italians.
Using the popular messaging app WhatsApp is distributed emails with the offer of ordinary Italians to 200 euros for a good video review about Putin, Russia and the Russian “aid” of Italy, according to Repubblica (translation by zn.ua).
According to media reports, Moscow is trying to improve the tarnished image of Putin’s Russia, for that she uses social networking and the fake spontaneous video.
Reporters learned that the Kremlin’s propaganda campaign involved some Russian living in Italy. Coordinating this campaign a kind of “Russian media”.
Russian inhabitants of Italy offered to send his Italian friends and acquaintances offer to record a positive video review and post it to Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
The Italians are asked to “say something nice” about the Russian “aid” and Putin on the background of the scandal with sending in Italy military virologists under the guise of humanitarian aid.
It turned out that in fact under the guise of helping Italy, the Kremlin organized a massive espionage operation. Media just wrote that 80% of the supply of Moscow is useless for the country and it is nothing more than just an excuse to get the Russian military in the country.
Repubblica contacted a girl who posted a positive review on Russian help and Putin in the popular youth social network TikTok. The girl explained that she was asked to record this video of her good friend and that he offered it for 200 euros.
The publication writes that Italian intelligence had noticed unusual activity on Twitter after landing in Italy aircraft with Russian “help”. Then in social networks dramatically increased the number of posts with the same refrain: “the Italians are grateful to Putin”, “unlike the European Union we are helping Russia” is”, “is Russian helped us” and so forth.
The journalists asked the Russian Embassy to comment on the information about a monetary reward for a positive comment about Putin. Expect that in the Russian Embassy vigorously protested, saying that “Russia does not need the recognition for money.”