What is the Internet Research Agency, and are the claims of a Russian influence campaign against the U.S. well-founded? Aaron Maté and journalist, author Jefferson Morley debate and discuss.
A new Senate Intelligence Committee report accuses the Internet Research Agency (IRA), a Russian troll farm, of using “social media to conduct an information warfare campaign” against the United States. This comes one week after the U.S. imposed new sanctions on the IRA and its funder, Yevgeny Prigozhin.
Guest: Jefferson Morley, journalist, author, and editor of The Deep State, a blog about intelligence agencies.
Read Jefferson Morley’s article, “How Secrecy Undermines Mueller and the Defense of Democracy.”
Read Aaron Maté on Russian social media activity in the U.S.:
Aaron Maté is a journalist and producer. He hosts Pushback with Aaron Maté on The Grayzone. He is also is contributor to The Nation magazine and former host/producer for The Real News and Democracy Now!. Aaron has also presented and produced for Vice, AJ+, and Al Jazeera.