The King holds an audience on information influence

The King holds a video conference with Mikael Tofvesson, Head of Global Monitoring and Analysis at MSB.

The King holds a video conference with Mikael Tofvesson, Head of Global Monitoring and Analysis at MSB. Photo: The Royal Court of Sweden

On Monday 27 April, The King held a video audience with Mikael Tofvesson from the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB).

During the digital audience, The King learnt about the work of MSB's unit for countering information influence.

Head of Global Monitoring and Analysis Mikael Tofvesson spoke in particular about how the agency is working to identify various types of information influence during the COVID-19 pandemic.

During the audience, Mr Tofvesson emphasised the importance of citizens always being critical of sources when researching information online.

Current status report

Mr Tofvesson concluded by providing a status report on information influence targeted at Sweden and disinformation from foreign powers.

The Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency

The Swedish Civil Contingencies Agencyexternal link, opens in new window (MSB) is responsible for supporting society's preparedness for accidents, crises and civil defence, and for ensuring that social disruption is dealt with effectively in order to limit the consequences for society.

The Royal Family and the COVID-19 pandemic

The Royal Family are keen to show their support for the initiatives being carried out by society to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Royal Family are staying informed about how the pandemic is affecting Sweden via discussions, digital meetings and visits.

These visits are planned based on current recommendations, and every effort is being made not to take up time and resources unnecessarily.