There’s no denying the pattern — Russia is attacking the credibility of U.S. institutions to create chaos and stir up distrust of our leaders, engineers, and scientists. This video looks at Russian efforts to spread anti-vaccination propaganda and to push for “energy choice,” a sneaky effort to break up the utilities that actually secure our energy grid (from their cyberattacks).
What motivates us at CAFI? Why have taken up the fight against foreign interference? This video gives you a quick introduction to the cause and why it’s so important, in under two minutes. Please watch and share.
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 was from a notorious disinformation site called YourNewsWire that nonetheless had amassed nearly a half-million engagements on the one story alone! YourNewsWire regularly cites Russian propaganda organs like RT as sources.
ThinkProgress noted that EU researchers have identified the site as a “proxy” for Russian disinformation.