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Opinion Column by Stephen Lendman
Another Phony Russia Conspiracy Theory
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
They keep coming, new ones fabricated like others, part of longstanding Russia bashing, blaming the country for almost everything.
The latest one was concocted by Oxford University researchers, a study claiming Moscow exploits social media to target current and former US military personnel with propaganda and other misinformation.
The so-called study covered a one-month period last spring, falsely claiming Russian cyberwar aims to undermine the trust of Americans in US democracy.
What doesn't exist can't be undermined. Study director Philip Howard claimed "(w)e've found an entire ecosystem of junk news about national security issues that is deliberately crafted for US veterans and active military personnel."
"It's a complex blend of content with a Russian view of the world – wild rumors and conspiracies.&q
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