Also in Media: “Western Worries About Russian Disinformation ‘Just Fits of Hysterics’” | Hungarian Spectrum | November 15, 2017

Of course the title of the Hungarian Spectrum article is ironic, not dismissive.
Moscow’s manipulation of “Information Space” beyond its boundaries is serious stuff, and the American public and other western democratic constituencies need to know it down to and through their grassroots.
Good examples of Russian manipulation can be seen in the Catalonian independence referendum and Brexit. Spanish Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis announced that his government had confirmed that a propaganda campaign intended to destabilize Spain came from Russia and Venezuela. They used Twitter, Facebook, and other internet sites to publicize the separatist cause and swing public opinion to support it.
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