I’m just surprised they do not have an office actually inside the White House.
Courtesy of The Daily Beast:
A Russian government adviser who aims to wage an “information war” in the U.S. and Europe is running a new media venture a block from the White House that cybersecurity experts say has ties to the country’s infamous disinformation apparatus.
In April, Russia’s Federal News Agency (FAN) announced the creation of an American outlet called “USA Really.” Its website and accompanying social media pages sprang up in May and quickly began promoting a mid-June rally to be held in front of the White House in protest of “growing political censorship… aimed at discrediting the Russian Federation.”
At the helm of the project is Alexander Malkevich, a Russian media executive and a member of the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation, a body created by President Vladimir Putin in 2005 to advise government policymaking.
Malkevich sits on the Civic Chamber’s commission on mass media and communication. He is also running the show at USA Really, according to a FAN video on the project. The video features shots of a USA Really office space adorned with an American flag, a Confederate flag, and a framed “Make America Great Again” poster of President Donald Trump.
USA Really publishes content characteristic of Russian social media campaigns in 2016 that aimed to stoke political, cultural, and racial divisions in the U.S. The site and an accompanying page on the publishing platform Live Journal have recently posted on topics ranging from school shootings to gay rights. One recent post complained that the FBI was recognizing its LGBT employees, but not “the straights” in its ranks. It’s also recently published interviews with conspiracy theorists who claim the 9/11 attacks were an inside job and that the Pentagon is developing sonic weapons that can “liquidate the brains of thousands of soldiers at one time.” Needless to say, none of this is true.
USA Really is also planning flash mobs and “patriotic” rallies in support of their man in the White House.
And keep in mind that this is happening while Donald Trump attacks America’s allies, and continues to shmooze with Putin and other traditional enemies of the US.
Gee, it’s almost like the whole thing was coordinated for something.