r/technology – Russia is using the power of ‘Black PR’ to destroy political reputations and spread disinformation in the West


Part of the documented reason for stoking BLM and MAGA extremists by foreign powers like Russia is part of a long-term play to sow distrust between factions and people to weaken Western political power, to convince people to distrust their own society’s institutions. It should be no surprise that anti-vaxx misinformation is part of that strategy.

This article is about Russia, but we see less hostile versions of social warfare from Iran, Israel, and China. We also see that from political groups, now that the cat is out of the bag, who take advantage of it to politicize and galvanize voters like those in the states who, for example, believe China engineered a pandemic.


Part of the documented reason for stoking BLM and MAGA extremists by foreign powers like Russia is part of a long-term play to sow distrust between factions and people to weaken Western political power, to convince people to distrust their own society’s institutions. It should be no surprise that anti-vaxx misinformation is part of that strategy.

This article is about Russia, but we see less hostile versions of social warfare from Iran, Israel, and China. We also see that from political groups, now that the cat is out of the bag, who take advantage of it to politicize and galvanize voters like those in the states who, for example, believe China engineered a pandemic.

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