Indian Agencies plan to malign Pakistan and pro Pakistani European Parliamentarians exposed
ISLAMABAD - Indian Agencies dirty game against Pakistan in Europe revealed by international media report.
Indian firm is behind propaganda website that targets members of the European Parliament and other policymakers with content critical of Pakistan link, news website *Politico* reported on Wednesday.
The group, EUvsDisinfo link, is funded by the European Union. It showed that the *EP Today* link website drew most of its content from Russia Today – an international television network funded by the Russian government – and reproduced its articles word-for-word on its site. ADVERTISEMENT
More research by non-profit organisation EU DisinfoLab showed that *EP Today’s* office address – 37 Square de Meeus in Brussels – is the same as that of the Srivastava Group, which is a New Delhi-based organisation that lists the *New Delhi Times* as one of its assets. However, there is no mention of *EP Today*.
*EP Today* also draws its content from the *Voice of America* multimedia news agency, which is funded by the United States government. Its content is linked to Indian interests, and is critical of Pakistan. Disinfo Lab’s investigation “reveals just how complicated this field of research [disinformation] is; it shows how attribution is always difficult, and how caution should be taken when reporting on disinformation investigations”, its Managing Director Gary Machado told *Politico*.
As of Wednesday evening, *EP Today* is still functioning. However, its Facebook page, liked by more than 1.45 lakh people, was taken down on Tuesday. A Twitter account associated with the website is permanently suspended, Scroll.in has reported.