Cybersecurity ‘experts’ writing for the New York Times have claimed that online Russian “influence operations” targeted the US midterm elections in October. The proof? Lots of people posted links to RT’s content. Indeed, that is the only evidence of Russian social media “interference” offered in an op ed written by Jonathan Morgan and Ryan Fox, who co-run a cybersecurity company which “monitors disinformation.” Picking apart this spurious reasoning, Rick Sanchez, who hosts The News on RT America, painted a slightly less dramatic picture of what it’s actually like work at the network. Spoiler: No bots or spying involved.
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