Tuesday, February 7, 2017

United States Is Preparing To Wage An Information War Against Russia

Tim Mak, Daily Beast: U.S. Preps for Infowar on Russia

While President Trump is still defending Vladimir Putin in public, American policymakers have finally awoken to Russian intervention in the U.S. democratic process—and are pumping tens of millions into a counter-propaganda initiative.

President Trump may be continuing his public pursuit for Vladimir Putin’s affections. But behind the scenes, the United States is quietly preparing to wage an information war against Russia.

The 2016 presidential campaign alerted the public to the concept of information as a weapon—and to its incredible effectiveness when used just right. From WikiLeaks to RT to Sputnik, the Russian government tried to sow discord among Americans, according to a recent U.S. intelligence report. To some extent it succeeded, by facilitating public skepticism of American institutions and the press—and undermining Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

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WNU Editor:
So websites like Bellingcat and StopFake.org are now going to get U.S. taxpayer funds .... websites that push the Ukraine government line in its war against Ukrainian-Russian rebels in the east. My prediction .... these websites will now be tainted as U.S. propaganda tools, and while they will not change the situation on the ground or change opinions (especially in Ukraine), a lot of U.S. taxpayer cash is unfortunately going to end up into what is essentially a money pit.

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