Disinformation as well as information manipulation and weaponization exploit internal fragmentations to amplify divisions and create chaos in democratic societies, Program Manager Nad’a Kovalcikova argues in the December 2018 issue of the Italian magazine Formiche. In November 2017, Theresa May said that the Russian government had weaponized information. Many other European leaders have also stated publicly that the Russian government has weaponized information to further destabilize and polarize democratic societies. Authoritarian interference happens every day in our democracies in Europe, the United States, and around the world, she explains.