NEWSWATCH: “‘Russia’s propaganda machine amplifies alt-right;’ Fred Weir: ‘I find this quite extraordinary. The suggestion that Russia is behind the pandemonium that currently reigns in Washington strikes me as beyond preposterous. …'”

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(Fred Weir – Facebook – August 28, 2017 – facebook.com/fred.weir/posts/10213101665152439)

“[‘Russia’s propaganda machine amplifies alt-right’]

I find this quite extraordinary. The suggestion that Russia is behind the pandemonium that currently reigns in Washington strikes me as beyond preposterous. That Russian media might exploit fissures and factional battles in US politics — maybe with a certain discernible tone of glee — is to be expected; the reverse is equally true. But to allege that Russian propaganda imparts destructive powers that these issues wouldn’t have otherwise??? ….”

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