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“It isn’t the Russians who murdered George Floyd.” How US disinformation threatens Black Lives Matter | Coda Story

By Isobel Cockerell and Rachel Sherman
June 16, 2020

As anti-racism protests continue to sweep the United States, disinformation experts warn the Black Lives Matter movement is threatened by domestic disinformation, created and spread by far-right and white supremacists conspiracy groups.

Last week, U.S. representatives Val Demings and Raja Krishnamoorthi pressed federal intelligence authorities to determine if foreign adversaries are exploiting American social movements, including Black Lives Matter protests. Some politicians – with flashbacks to Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election – fear foreign operatives are contributing to violent social unrest.

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Source: “It isn’t the Russians who murdered George Floyd.” How US disinformation threatens Black Lives Matter – Coda Story

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