Russian propaganda seeking to spread fears about rising energy costs following Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.
Swiss authorities have launched an investigation into fake online images of posters calling on citizens to report neighbours for over-heating their homes, which one expert said could have links to Russian disinformation campaigns.
Images have circulated on social media showing what was supposed to be a poster featuring a young woman on a phone and the question: “Does your neighbour have their heating set at more than 19C? Please contact us.”
A reward of 200 Swiss francs ($207) for information is offered in the image, which also features the Swiss government’s logo and a telephone number for the Department of Environment, Transport, Energy and Communication (UVEK).