Foreign Policy Research Institute A Nation Must Think Before it Acts Fox Fellow Clint Watts Cited by Politico on Twitter, Russian Probe

Fox Fellow Clint Watts Cited by Politico on Twitter, Russian Probe

Fox Fellow Clint Watts Cited by Politico on Twitter, Russian Probe


Politico

Twitter’s power to influence the news cycle makes it a convenient tool, people who have studied the social network’s role in the election say.

“The fastest way to move a story from outlying media to mainstream media is to promote it on Twitter,” said Clint Watts, a counterterrorism expert and former FBI agent who has studied Russian influence campaigns. “All mainstream media is watching Twitter and it spreads organically from there to other platforms.”

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