UK, U.S. defence ministers discuss 'disinformation' from Russia, China

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Britain's Secretary of State of Defence Ben Wallace hold a joint news conference after their meeting at Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, U.S., March 5, 2020. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/File Photo

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s defence minister Ben Wallace and his U.S. counterpart Mark Esper discussed the need to tackle disinformation coming from Russia and China on Thursday, the British government said.

Wallace and Esper “discussed concerns about Russian and Chinese disinformation and agreed to continue to work together to mitigate the effects of this malign activity,” Britain’s Ministry of Defence said in a statement.

Reporting by Alistair Smout, editing by Estelle Shirbon