Professor Emeritus Lance Bennett and colleague Steven Livingston argue that people here who consider themselves patriots helped, willingly or not, Russia interfere in our elections. And may do so again.
"Investigations by news organizations, US intelligence agencies, the Republican-led Senate Intelligence Committee, and of course by special prosecutor Robert Mueller, all reached the same conclusion: The Russian government meddled in the 2016 presidential elections."
Think tanks and organizations funded by wealthy individuals and libertarians aid to have "political chaos...amplified and translated for popular consumption by a large right-wing media echo chamber."
"The Russians could not have done it better. While it is clearly the case that the Russian government has conducted a sustained campaign of information warfare against American political and civic institutions, they have had plenty of help from within."