Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Think Tankers Writing for Russian Propaganda Site?

Here is more from the New York Times:

To an untrained eye, USAReally might look like any other fledgling news organization vying for attention in a crowded media landscape. Its website publishes a steady stream of stories on hot-button political issues like race, immigration and income inequality. It has reader polls, a video section and a daily podcast.
But this is no ordinary media start-up. USAReally is based in Moscow and has received funding from the Federal News Agency, a Russian media conglomerate with ties to the Internet Research Agency, the “troll farm” whose employees were indicted by the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, for interfering in the 2016 presidential election.
Unlike the Russian trolls of 2016, who posed as Black Lives Matter activists, pro-gun Republicans and other American groups, many of USAReally’s writers use their real names. Several of them also write for a variety of other pro-Kremlin media outlets and think tanks.

Here is a link to USA Really's website.

Arc Digital notes that Walt Garlington, a USA Really author, also writes for "a think tank run by extremist Russian nationalist Alexandr Dugin," referring to a think tank called Katehon.

Think Tank Watch recently noted that fear of Russia connections has hit Washington's think tanks.