Jackson Lears: What We Don’t Talk about When We Talk about Russian Hacking

Sceptical voices, such as those of the VIPS, have been drowned out by a din of disinformation. Flagrantly false stories, like the Washington Post report that the Russians had hacked into the Vermont electrical grid, are published, then retracted 24 hours later. Sometimes, like the stories about Russian interference in the French and German elections, they are not retracted even after they have been discredited.

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