Russian operatives hiding behind false identities used Facebook’s event-management tool to remotely organize and promote political protests in the U.S., including an August 2016 anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim rally in Idaho, The Daily Beast has learned.
I almost don’t blame the Russians — give them stupid enough American citizens and, I guess, enough vodka, and stuff like this is bound to happen. Did you also know that Drudge linked to “nearly 400 stories from RT.com and fellow Russian-government-run English-language news sites SputnikNews.com and TASS.com since the beginning of 2012”?
I’m not much for wetting the bed over evil-doers who hate us for our freedom, whether they’re Russians or Taliban or ISIS, so this isn’t about being scared. It’s about being amazed that at this point, there is no real difference between the American right and Putin’s dictatorship.