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Russian propaganda effort helped spread 'fake news' during election, experts say

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November 25, 2016View for printing

“The way that this propaganda apparatus supported Trump was equivalent to some massive amount of a media buy,” said the executive director of PropOrNot, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to avoid being targeted by Russia’s legions of skilled hackers. “It was like Russia was running a super PAC for Trump’s campaign. . . . It worked.”

The flood of "fake news" this election season got support from a sophisticated Russian propaganda campaign that created and spread misleading articles online with the goal of punishing Democrat Hillary Clinton, helping Republican Donald Trump and undermining faith in American democracy, say independent researchers who tracked the operation.

By Craig Timberg

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The lack of critical analysis and reasoning skills by the American public is only getting worse.

Just watch Jimmy Kimmel's "Lie Witness News". http://abc.go.com/shows/jimmy-kimmel ... VDKA3519747

America got played...
--Russ




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