Who’s Putin Ideas in Your Head?

If you’ve been paying attention, then the opening of this Daily Beast article will be the least surprising lede of the day: “The Facebook group United Muslims of America was neither united, Muslim, nor American.” Among their various tactics, Russians impersonated real American muslims to stir chaos on Facebook and Instagram. (And let’s not leave out Twitter, since the Russians didn’t). Similar techniques have been used nonstop for years, and have continued unabated, right through the NFL anthem-kneeling debate. Maybe they’re that good. Maybe we’re that gullible or prone towards divisiveness. At this point, I’m so confused I need to have my head examined. Luckily, I’ve read some good online reviews about a specialist in my area. His name is Dr. Zhivago.

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