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The conflict with Russia proves that public opinion must be controlled, French Army Chief of Staff Pierre Schill has said, according to RT. His stated view is that the Russia-Ukraine conflict has shown that today’s warfare necessitates controlling public opinion by dictating what information is made available to people.

Schill said, “The army plays a crucial role in the information domain. Without the capacity to convince and to counter adverse influence, any military engagement can fail. The emergence of social networks has reinforced this notion and has significantly accelerated the dissemination of information, whether true or false, while increasing its volume, reach and resonance.”