The methods of Russian interference in Scottish politics

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George Allison
Bylines Scotland
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One of the key methods used by Russia to interfere in Scottish politics is through cyber-attacks.

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The impact of Russian interference in Scottish politics has been significant. The cyber-attack on the Scottish Parliament led to the disruption of important political processes, and the spread of disinformation has contributed to a climate of distrust and confusion. In addition, Russia’s attempts to influence public opinion have been seen as an attempt to damage the integrity of the democratic process in Scotland.

Overall, Russian interference in Scottish politics is a serious concern, and steps must be taken to protect against it. This includes greater cybersecurity measures to protect against cyber-attacks, and a more robust response to disinformation and other forms of interference. By taking these steps, Scotland can safeguard its democracy and ensure that its political process is not undermined by outside forces.