Helle Dale, Daily Signal: Russia’s Information Warfare Continues
Speculation about Russian interference in the upcoming U.S. presidential election is flowing fast in the U.S. media.
Russia was widely believed to be responsible for embarrassing email hacks at the Democratic National Convention. Speculation abounds in the media that the Russian government might try to throw the U.S. election this way or that with a boldness not even seen during Soviet days.
Speculation is all we have for now, yet, the Russian propagandists may feel they have accomplished quite enough. Sowing confusion in the West and presenting Russia as an innocent victim of U.S. political infighting are key elements in Russia’s information warfare.
On the international front, Russia is no less active. Having honed disinformation skills in the conflict with Ukraine, Russian media are now focused on Syria.
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WNU Editor: All sides are waging an information war right now .... but if the Russians were involved in the Democrat hack that exposed how Bernie Sanders's supporters were to be marginalised .... I say give us more because our media is certainly not doing its job in this election cycle. As for the international issues like Ukraine and Syria .... yup .... there is a propaganda war (and from both sides) .... and we should all be careful and thoughtful when reading and watching our news.