Vladimir Putin

Democracy in Crisis: Trump, Putin, and Propaganda

Democracy in Crisis: Trump, Putin, and Propaganda

The Senate Intelligence Committee questioned three experts on Russian active measures, or propaganda, campaigns Thursday morning. One of them, Clinton Watts, of the Foreign Policy Research Institute and George Washington University's Center for Cyber and Homeland Security, made it clear that the propaganda campaign was successful because of Trump's use of similar tactics. 

When asked why these cyber propaganda techniques work, Watts said "Because Trump embraces them." 

"Part of the reason active measures works is because they [Trump team] parrot the same line," he said again. 

Talking with reporters after the hearing, Watts was more...

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