Always double down on the lies.
A Russian influence operation posed as an independent news outlet to target left-wing voters in the United States and Britain, including by recruiting freelance journalists to write about domestic politics, Facebook said on Tuesday.
Facebook said its investigation “found links to individuals associated with past activity by the Russian Internet Research Agency”, a St Petersburg-based company which U.S. intelligence officials say was central to Russian efforts to sway the 2016 presidential election.
As you can see above, one of their pitches was the Democrat mail conspiracy theory. So CNN naturally rolls out, “Intelligence bulletin warns Russia amplifying false claims mail-in voting will lead to widespread fraud.”
Because immunity to the facts and common sense is a key attribute for any decent self-respecting partisan propagandist.
Are the Russians amplifying opposition to Dem voting preferences? Sure. Are they amplifying opposition to Republican voting preferences. Yup.
At this point anyone with three brain cells who has been following the whole Russia thing knows that what they do (and, by the way, what many other countries playing the same game do) is penetrate partisan echo chambers through camouflage in order to pursue their political agenda.
The Russians don’t care whether we vote by mail or by throwing bricks through windows. Their goals, as multiple independent reports, a Senate report, and Facebook’s own people, have shown is to…
1. Disguise themselves as leftists or conservatives in order to inject their own agenda, e.g. Crimea is ours, Snowden is a hero, all those opposition people really killed themselves, into the conversation.
… and… this is what makes them active enemies as opposed to just building influence through propaganda
2. Spread division and undermine America.
The media knows all this and still doubles down on amplifying the same propaganda by weaponizing it to attack Republicans and President Trump. Days after a Russian operation that spread media conspiracy theories about the Post Office was exposed, CNN just doubles down on the narrative.