Singapore: Lavrov laughs off claims Internet memes weaken US democracy

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said he finds it «funny» when he hears claims that Internet memes might be able to “undermine American democracy,» speaking on the sidelines of the ASEAN summit in Singapore on Thursday. “It is not right for US lawmakers to fan such sensations out of nothing, from scratch. It wasn’t us who invented social networks. It wasn’t us who insisted that they should... Еще be open to anyone,” said Lavrov. The foreign minister also stated that Moscow has approached Washington in order to discuss matters relating to cybersecurity, but noted that “nothing has been achieved in practical terms” so far. Touching on the issue of post-conflict reconstruction in Syria, Russia's top diplomat said that the US and EU seem “ready to deal only with the supply of humanitarian goods of basic necessity.” «However, everything which is associated with the restoration of infrastructure, the national economy in general [according to them] should wait,» he added.

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