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FPRI Senior Fellow Clint Watts Quoted in Philly.com on Trump and Russian disinformation schemes

Meantime, during the campaign, Trump’s claim that the election was rigged echoed “the number one theme cited by RT, Sputnik, and other white outlets,” says Watts. Trump’s praise for Wikileaks and call for Russia to leak Hillary Clinton’s emails also boosted the Russian strategy. Moreover, his claims of voter fraud, or that Obama tapped Trump Tower, are “all claims that Russian active measures can cite to besmirch the image of Western democracy.”

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