Saturday, June 10, 2017

Trump's lies and Russian propaganda become a potent and inseparable weapon
"Donald Trump is no friend of the truth—he's got no mind for details, lies liberally whenever it suits him, is uniquely vulnerable to conspiracy theories and perhaps has no grasp on reality at all. But Trump's penchant for telling bold-faced lies has become extra dangerous in the hands of a diffuse network of Russian operatives and bots. As former FBI agent and cybersecurity expert Clint Watts explained to NPR in April, the tag-team effect of Russian media playing off Trump and vice versa is like a revolving door of misinformation."