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GOP: Rubio’s bill is the way for Congress to deter Russian meddling

The Miami Herald reports today: Conservatives are lining up behind Marco Rubio’s plan to automatically sanction Russia for any future election meddling a day after President Donald Trump’s meeting in Helsinki with Russian President Vladimir Putin drew widespread derision from the entire political spectrum. Trump supporters like Fox News host Laura Ingraham, moderates like Miami […]

Sen. McCain: Montenegro shows “Putin’s violent ambitions”

USA Today reposted a letter from Sen. John McCain today, written one year ago, that makes clear Russia’s longterm “offensive against Western democracy” can get a lot more serious… and violent. Montenegro doesn’t make much news, but it’s trending today as President Trump called its people “very aggressive” and suggested he might not want to […]

Russian interference in America’s energy sector (The Herald-News)

Amid lots of deserved attention to the Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki this week, it’s useful to be reminded of the non-election meddling that Russia has been engaged in — and what Russia’s clear motives there are. A Herald-News (Illinois) contributor notes: America’s shale gas revolution may have another benefit: It could supplant much of Russia’s […]

Russians Sought To Exploit Americans’ Trust In Local News

NPR’s Tim Mak takes a look at Russia’s campaign to prop up authentic-looking local news sites in the U.S.: Russia’s information attack against the United States during the 2016 election cycle sought to take advantage of the greater trust that Americans tend to place in local news. The information operatives who worked out of the […]

Russia-friendly site spread dangerous vaccine propaganda

If you think Russia is satisfied with merely meddling in elections, think again. Back in January, ThinkProgress tracked a dangerous fake news story with Russian fingerprints that was taking Facebook by storm. The topic: Vaccinations. Specifically, it claimed that an unnamed “CDC doctor” was “causing [the] deadly flu outbreak” in the U.S. The false news story […]

IBD: Russia Meddles In Our Science

The esteemed Investor’s Business Daily ran a fascinating two-part commentary this week on how Russia is subverting  American science, particularly concerning genetic engineering. The U.S. has been at the forefront of developing GMO foods, while at the same time Russia has banned GMOs and seeks to limit U.S. advantage by engaging in anti-GMO propaganda. Whatever […]