Propaganda Pushed Around Indictment – DFRLab – Medium

Source: Propaganda Pushed Around Indictment – DFRLab – Medium

Shortly after the indictment was made public, RT and Sputnik News, the two largest Kremlin-funded news outlets in English, as well as the Kremlin itself, started a disinformation campaign. In their efforts, they published material, which followed a familiar pattern of dismissing, distracting, distorting, and denying allegations made in Mueller’s indictment.

The campaign was further amplified by elements of US fringe media, which spread Kremlin talking points to denounce Mueller’s investigation into the U.S. presidential election of 2016. The amplification does not necessarily signal command and control between groups spreading the same message but does perhaps signal overlapping objectives in messaging.